I think this is all you need to remember. You have to imagine a reader, a person, who likes you, and who you really like, and write for them. There is no (or, perhaps, less) self-consciousness in this relationship. It’s about one individual talking to another individual, which, even in today’s world is still our experience of reading.
It’s safe to say that we are all intrigued by the possibility of meeting our physical double – our Doppelganger. The term has often been used to explore the duality of human nature. However, the term is not confined to mythology or fiction – the phenomenon is thought to exist on a quantum and cosmological […]
Flutes and recorders may be, for some of us, an unpleasant reminder of grade school recitals and tedious music lessons, but their presence has been a pervading part of human history and our relationship with music, nature, and spirituality. Dating back to around 40,000 BC, flutes are the most ancient musical instrument besides the […]
The clip above is taken from the play In Lambeth, and features actor Mark Rylance portraying a young William Blake. Blake was not only a poet, but also painter, and printmaker. In the clip, Blake struggles to come to terms with religion, politics, and science, and only resolves these challenging issues by listening to, and channelling, his […]
Sometimes we have knee-jerk reactions to concepts without fully understanding why. For instance the term psychosomatic gets a really bad rap. To be told your illness is only psychosomatic feels insulting to the genuine physical pain you feel. But let’s look for a minute at the true meaning of psychosomatic. Psycho simply means of the […]
As many of you know we recently opened our first ever space in Paris. SEYMOUR+ opened its doors in late November for a month-long preview period, and now we’ve been officially open to the public since January 8th 2015. The SEYMOUR+ space is a haven for the mind, a place devoid of technology and […]
What if it turned out that there is no such thing as really telling the truth?
This issue of SEYMOUR MAGAZINE is dedicated to the journalists, artists and innocents killed in Paris yesterday. Frédéric Boisseau, 42, building maintenance worker for Sodexo, killed in the lobby Franck Brinsolaro, 49, police officer, bodyguard for Charb Cabu (Jean Cabut) 76, cartoonist Elsa Cayat, 54, psychoanalyst and columnist Charb (Stéphane Charbonnier), 47, cartoonist, columnist and editor-in-chief of Charlie Hebdo Philippe Honoré, 74, […]
I’ve noticed in myself and others a definite inability to enjoy success for prolonged periods of time. Feelings of pride and accomplishment are often quickly displaced by those of uncertainty, anxiety, and a desire to do better the next time. Such is often the characteristic of the focused and the determined.