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My Musings. Deep and not-so-deep thoughts from the brain of Jonathan Adler

my musing #6

love fist

love hand

There’s a controversy in my office.

At the moment we have various products which incorporate the words LOVE and HATE. Some of the more sensitive members of the team think that HATE is too harsh. I disagree.

anger pillow

anger pillow

When I came up with this idea, I was thinking of Robert De Niro’s knuckles in Cape Fear. I was thinking about how love can turn into hate and how the fabulousness of LOVE only exists when you see it in context with the HATE in the world. In other words, HATE makes LOVE possible, it makes it more real and more incredible.

p.s. Diana Vreeland once said “Brigitte Bardot’s lips made Mick Jagger’s lips possible.”

peace hand

peace hand

joy pillow and anger jar

joy pillow and anger jar

So, anyway, when the sensitive operatives went all Thomas Kincade on me and said that we should only do canisters that say JOY and LOVE and bag the HATE and ANGER, I told them that their Thomas Kincadiness was freaking me out and ’splained my thoughts on the issue and, thank God, brought them around to the dark side.