An image is the most important idea for those who want to maintain renown, fame. From the largest corporation attempting to seduce and coerce the masses with images of peace and amelioration to the nation-wide band that’s trying to keep find a new image for their fans to fall in love with.
So, what sort of image would you want if you were famous? Would it be one of trees and hamsters? Or would it be one of airplanes and the sun? Or would it be of shadows and the world’s underside?
Would you want the image of a man, smoking a pipe, wearing a cardigan, sitting next to a fireplace with a book of Tennyson’s poetry on his knee?
Would the eyes of a hoot owl, superimposed over black and grey tribal designs be more up your alley?
How about the silhouette of a dog jumping onto another with the caption “Love or Hate” pasted along the bottom?
Well, it seems that whatever people want, there isn’t a single thing they can do without cultivating an image. That image may be a “Rocker,” with spiked hair and leather jacket with jeans and boots. Or maybe it’s more like a “Hippie,” with a sun dress and blond hair flowing this way and that. Or an “Athlete,” with basketball shorts and Nike’s on.