Be daring, be different, be impractical, be anything that will assert integrity of purpose and imaginative vision against the play-it-safers, the creatures of the commonplace, the slaves of the ordinary.
Thus wrote sir Cecil Beaton.
And right he was. And is, and will be, more than before. Since times are a’changing ever faster, too. Which means the risk, nay certain penalty of not venturing out into the future by one’s own action, increases by the day, as well. Live, or not — the characterisation of those of the ordinary is apt.
With thoughtful salutations, I thee present:
[One feels invited to have to wait here, only; Royal waiting room entrance, Amsterdam CS]