In college, more or less on a dare, I entered a poetry contest. I spent all of twenty minutes writing what I thought was nonsense about the experience of riding in an elevator. “Staring up while riding down …” is all that I remember about it. I learned, very quickly, that writing poetry can be very difficult. While similar to composing lyrics for a song, a poet is free to use words without the additional layer of music, without synchronization or melodic compromise. A poet often chooses words very carefully … not only for the emotions that they convey but for the sounds that they make and the images that they bring to the mind’s eye.
Poetry can be very esoteric. It’s certainly not everyone’s cup of tea. I wonder if Brad Pitt lost a bet when he agreed to appear in this advertisement for Chanel No5.
I’m a longtime fan of Pitt … not only for his work on screen but because of his worldwide philanthropic efforts. But, I must admit, I don’t understand why he agreed to be the face of this women’s fragrance. Apparently, he was chosen by Karl Lagerfeld who is the head designer and creative director for Chanel.
Celebrity endorsements of perfume are rarely successful unless their name is actually on the bottle.
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