Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Irish Spring

I just popped open a new bar of Irish Spring soap and all I can think of is Willem de Kooning.



Although he's more of a yellow/blue/pink guy than a green/white/blue guy.

The question, of course, is how long should you stick with your original bar of soap? It's not that they get small and bent out of shape. I think age does something else for soap. I think you lose the foaming oil a lot earlier than you think. I mean, I've still got some soap left. Plenty. But the suds? The bar didn't have nearly the foaming action of the new one (size notwithstanding. Size, as we know, isn't everything).

In the metaphor, foaming, of course, represents legitimate creative output.

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