POndering DAn

Creative Minds, StyleofGolden

Photos and Styling by: State of Golden

Words from the mind of: Daniel Thomas Olson


dan and his brickI started my day as I usually do–looking off towards some distant imagined field, pondering. You know, about things and stuff, which of course led, as it invariably does, to a bit of reading.

books and danLight, flesh and revolt, Totalitarianism and arete, pain and blood. I was unconvinced that Theology must again become the queen of the sciences.
dans tableMaybe we just need a new aesthetic?too much readingI thought that thinking requires the unfreezing of stall concepts–concepts like beauty, style, elegance and form. In unfreezing concepts we unfreeze the moorings by which we are held. Stability. Safety. Security. We unfreeze our world so that it and we can move again. Tiring. I took a slumber.reading equals sleepAnd dreamed a dream.long walk to the surflooking out for wavesbeach beautyNo waves. Lame dream. And who the hell is that in the bushes?dan at the beacha day in the lifeon the bikeDreams can change faster than a coked up model between walks down the runway at a fashion show.
dan in movement dan and his bikeIn my dream people got into gas burning machines to drive miles to pay money to use calorie burning machines. vans for ridingMy bike is better than a tread mill. blurred visionI was, in my dream, an ecosystem within a large and overlapping network of complex, shifting, adapting and interconnected ecosystems. Entropy ordered it all. It moved me here.pondering thoughtsTo where I wOnder. I wOnder if we can unfreeze concepts?typing away his lifeIf beauty, style, elegance, and form can no longer be thought in isolation, but only ecologically as interconnected parts of this organic spaceship we call earth? Am I stoned?mindless breakWe would have to think beauty with equity, style with justice, elegance with function, and form and all with sustainability.a man and his type writerThen it hit me, I had ate way too much chocolate, but I love chocolate. Thank God for chocolate laxatives. dan in krochet kids beanieSome companies that are trying to re-conceptualize fashion–even if doing so on a plane, a One All, that has run amok–are KKI and Nau. They are worth looking into.

Thank you to State of Golden for making me look better in the virtual world than I do in the actual one and for letting me spill words on your blog.

3 thoughts on “POndering DAn

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  2. You are a poet, Dan. I love this. Thanks for the pics too – they made space to absorb the worded thought.

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