Remembering Who You Are

The image on the left was created in 1654, hangs at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and inspired Donna Tartt’s brilliant novel, The Goldfinch. The one on the right is a photo I took a couple weeks ago, while sitting in my garden, staring aimlessly at the building next door.


In free countries, our social contract requires that we consider ourselves Middle Class. Full stop. Admitting that we don’t work for money, because we inherited a small nation-state, is not a thing we do. Neither is revealing that we regularly have to choose between paying the electric bill and buying diapers.

Socioeconomically, we are not all peers, but we all have to fake it.

In any aggressively unequal but theoretically classless society, one group of people can pass among social strata like smoke. Who are these magical pixies?

You guessed it.

Artists may be the bottom feeders of society, but we get to experience ALL of it.

We catch a lift on a patron’s private plane one week, and sleep on the floor of a condemned building the next. We wear the same pair of work boots and paint-stained coveralls for six months—preparing for an exhibition—and appear in vintage Schiaparelli at the opening. We’re CEO and janitor; equally at home in penthouse, dive bar, and Amazon jungle.

Because at our cores we understand that all beings are created:

1) Equal.

2) Unique.

We express our uniqueness by inventing our own life path, independently of Social Scripts. We express our equality the same way.

And you are one of us, because of course you are. 

–excerpt from my book in progress: The Eccentric Genius Habitat Intervention; Interior Design for Highly Sensitive People

Share This Story, Choose Your Platform!

Eccentric Genius Habitat Intervention

Are you an eccentric genius?

You’re in the right place, darling.

In this free e-course, you will discover:

The ONE design mistake that NEARLY ALL HUMANS make in their habitats, and how to fix it in 15 minutes. (You will roll your eyes. And cry.)

Three senses your kindergarten teacher didn’t mention. (And how they make you a NINJA.)

The design trend which created an epidemic of shut-ins. (NOT COVID-19. Some of us now know the meaning of schadenfreude.)

Why Febreze is EVIL. (There should be a warning label.)

What kinds of light fixtures will be BANNED when the establishment comes to its senses.

What color has to do with hormones. (And how to leverage it–St. John’s Wort, piffle!)

What NEVER to do, ever ever, if you do not wish to induce psychosis, extreme depression, vertigo, or actual regurgitation in guests and members of your own family. (We all love those Bad Examples.)

Practical Sanctuary, Sensory Interior Design

Practical Sanctuary, sensory interior design, specializes in interior design for highly sensitive people.
We help you create spaces which are: