And Recall the Old
Strategies of brand innovation and evolution patterning.
Going forward and
going back in
the quest for the newness of change.
IN THE JOURNEY OF
THE QUEST FOR THE NEW
WILL BE IN THE HEART,
AND THE HEAT,
As a seeker,
your journey will be to a new land,
a new discovery,
a different beauty —
these are the new.
And finding the new will always be
about those who,
imbued with the chromosomes of the curious,
will be engaged in that path —
out there, the new.
It’s been said that anything new
is really something seen and done before,
just rephrased in a different patterning.
When I worked as a design consultant at Disney,
“We keep moving forward, opening new doors,
and doing new things, because
we’re curious and curiosity keeps leading us down new paths.“
In working the Parisian film scene —
and studying those there,
I found this observation by Robert Bresson to be telling —
especially one that is noted for a foundational role in
the “cinéma du look” hyper-realist directing and shooting style.
“An old thing becomes new
if you detach it from what usually surrounds it.”
The point is that the journey
out there, not here.
And too, that this threading in the riverine flow of time,
will go forward, and go backward.
In my quest for the patterning of the new,
the edge of what is perceived in the periphery of imagination,
it’s about the old, what is recalled,
and the new seeing of it.
When I think about that journey, my life,
it’s been about watching for the whorls of
learnings and insights that spin and whirl
before me, behind me – and when my heart opened. That was new.
Now older, I see them again,
kindling the old spins and the new take on
what they can be.
I’ve been called “old.”
But I am perpetually renewed,
in change, retold.
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TIM | Portland, OR
G I R V I N | N E W WOWNESS
CREATING STRATEGIES, PRODUCTS,
IDEAS FOR CHANGE.