"If you throw money out of the window, throw it out with joy. Don't say: 'One shouldn't do that' — that is bourgeois." - Karl Lagerfeld
Obits are out today for Karl. Although not always a fan of his clothing, I loved his weird kinky boot style with those fingerless leather gloves. He was who he was and made no excuses. He hated short mean men. Of course who doesn’t.
Walter Cotton was another important figure in life, history, and culture who was who he was and always strove to be the best he could, much like Karl.
Walter was the principal of the black school in Limestone County, Texas and painted paintings for the school and for his church to illustrate important scenes in which to reflect and learn.
This image from the high school yearbook with his words say everything.
”You must build for yourself a place to stand, and your achievements and contributions will make this a better world in which to live.”
In the big scheme of things and life, powerful thought is collective thought.