Beauty is in the eye of the beholder; innovation does not fall behind. Illumination on an object creates shadows - a necessary natural phenomenon to life: The Earth would not know the value of light without night shadow. Over time, silhouettes came to shine through shadow puppetry and Plato's myth of the cave. Silhouettes became multipurpose and popular, they came to “have their own life”.
In fables, the man-made contrast between cunning and betrayal can be defined as a fox having these character traits; this dual artifice shapes expectations of the silhouette. Simplified value judgments are accurate prejudices that punish stories and histories. Vulpines - in the shade of creative license - are slandered in favour of moral prescriptions. Brazilian poet, Carlos Drummond (1902-1987) reports, "The animals were not consulted by Aesop about fables meaning". Between fraudulent virtues and fabulous vices, reality imports, exports, mitigates or aggravates grievances.
Between factual and fictional worlds there are bridges that encourage thinking outside bounded templates: imagination which shapes resourcefulness, virtual which widens the field vision and relentless reality which demands answer to entanglements. There are simplified bridges, some of them are prudential while teaching methods; other are stereotypes. This quote attributed to Einstein (1879-1955) unveils the prejudice power or misjudgement: "What a sad era when it is easier to smash an atom than a prejudice". Choosing either integrative path or an easy one depends on the expectation itself.
The little prince's fox is a pattern deviation of theatrical conceptions. French writer, Saint-Exupéry (1900-1944), portrays the animal with ennobled and dramatic power to explain to the B612 inhabitant - child Highness's home - the meaning of captivate. Romance aside, in the business world, captivation is needed to build customer rapport; frequency of contacts between entrepreneurs and clients is a precondition for consolidating loyalty expectations and driving away preconceptions.
Trends and expectations in relationships are silhouettes to be deciphered from rites, conventions and patterns; it is far from being a sphinx riddle, but understanding ciphers is convenient to strategic missions. Unlike mythological mysteries that normally have a unique response, actual and future needs for sharing and renewal require more, not more of the same.
Captivating ideas or ideas in captivity?
The more powerful the lighting, the more well-defined the shadow. Intellectual lights must spark adversities in understanding as a whole; here is the "Enlightenment". Tistou of the Green Thumbs (1957) by Maurice Druon undertakes capitular reflections on stubborn problems: captivity of pre-established ideas, captivity of men and animals, notorious social inequality, political-psychological wars and the arms race.
Druon analyses moralistic behaviours that often overlook the inexorable changes imposed to life as time goes by. Tistou, hero circumscribed by death’s boundary, outlines the idea of operational focus and struggles with biased orthodoxy by using politics of reason, economic sustainability and spirituality. The book rekindles social pacts' function.
To make decisions as the story progresses, pupil Tistou does not dispense with Mr. Mustache's wisdom, sage counsellor-gardener; partnerships between newcomer heroes and experienced supporters is the leading role in any history. Such connections have been essentials since the Fiat Lux, previously face-to-face, now strengthened by remote connectivity; sharing knowledge and resources is the ideal work of society sustainable power - it is the art of politics.