Feng shui has develop to be something of the buzzword today. But with properly above three million internet web-sites (based on Google) devoted to this ancient Chinese art, it does seem most likely that there’s some factor to it.
Roughly place, the common concept would be to arrange objects, as an example the furniture and accessories in a room, in specific patterns of yin and yang in order to produce harmony within the space and maximize the good flow of energy or chi.
But if anything as basic as where you place a chair can have this sort of a strong impact, what impact may well perhaps be designed by the chair itself?
Think about, for instance, those individuals ubiquitous tiny French café chairs that have practically defined the Parisian café for that last hundred many years. How can we not see them still as reminders in the artists and writers who sat in them hour following hour, exchanging suggestions that profoundly influenced the literary and artistic expression while using the twentieth century.
Why, it’s a speculate we don’t feel compelled to achieve for pen or paintbrush the moment we sit down in one of them. It’s as if Hemingway had just stepped away for moment in time to chat with his friend F. Scott at the up coming table and has allowed us to contemplate his seat for a moment.
That’s where Hemingway and Fitzgerald met, by the way: in one of all those cafes. The Dingo Bar, to get precise. Now it’s the Auberge de Venise. But it is nonetheless at Range 10 rue Delambre.
And it was in Le Dôme, the oldest using the Carrefour Vavin cafés, nonetheless located on the corner of boulevard du Montparnasse and rue Delambre, that Gertrude Stein is mentioned to have convinced Henri Matisse to open an academy for artists.
Could it be that the chi of Henry Miller, Anaïs Nin, Jean-Paul Sartre, Simone de Beauvoir, as well as the rest even now floats, ghostlike, through the terraces of Montparnasse?
And if you sit there in that same room these days, in folks rather precise same bright little chairs, at people men and women very really same cafés . . . may perhaps possibly their chi become your chi?
And in the event you brought one of The Midnight Writers Cafe chairs home with you, and arranged it inside the most proper yin-yang way within your really own kitchen, and set a pen and paper in front of you, and let the chi of Hemingway and Fitzgerald, Miller and Millay, de Beauvoir and Sartre flow into your fingertips, I wonder what you may possibly write . . .