Do Not Cheapen The Chef D'œuvre

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A body of work is an all-encompassing product. The influence of every part shapes the whole. 

Repeatedly I've witnessed attempts to dissect and ascertain supposed core element(s) of impact, discovery of a secret extract, or identification of a shortcut. This is a dangerous and incomplete view of a masterpiece. It cheapens the chef d'œuvre.

Missing the mark, these mad scientists do not grasp the fundamental truth: it is the harmony and interplay between all things which births the consequence they seek to distill. 

As seductive as the thought is, one's magnum opus cannot be artificially manufactured — rather, it only comes into being through organic methods.

Truly then, all that you do, is anything you do. 


Thanks for reading. I'm glad you're here. // jm 

Jonathan Marcus