The quote “I don’t want to achieve immortality through my work; I want to achieve it through not dying” is attributed to Woody Allen. It’s an interesting declaration for the filmmaker, who will leave to the world one of the richest bodies of work ever produced when he’s gone. Living long (and, for that matter, living large) has been on my mind lately with the passing of two dynamic women, Eva Zeisel and Eve Arnold, each of which made indelible marks on our culture during their lifetimes, and will likely do so long into the future through their work.
Zeisel appears on TED talk; you can also hear what she has to say about her work through her self-written book Eva Zeisel On Design: The Magic Language of Things.
Scientists claim that having a purpose in life, a passion that excites and fulfills, can add to life expectancy. I believe these two women have proven the assertion beyond a shadow of a doubt. We at Global Lighting take our hats off to passionate designers everywhere, especially ones who cover new territory in some way.
Is passion a light in your life? I’d love to hear about what you feel is going to keep you young and vibrant throughout your years on the earthly plane!