Apparently, I have been aiming way too low. For years, I dreamed of being a successful writer, with a little sidebar of being a rock star every now and then. I worked hard and as you know, I achieved my dream to much personal fulfillment. Last night Ben and I watched “The Cut,” the newest summer reality show, about aspiring designers competing for a prize to work for Tommy Hilfiger. At the beginning of the show, Hilfiger stood in front of the aspiring designers and basically told them it wasn’t enough to want to be a designer. That his dream had been to have a global lifestyle brand. Wait, that clearly needs caps. A Global Lifestyle Brand.
All this time, I should have been working toward a Global Lifestyle Brand. I hope it’s not too late, because now that I know what I should have wanted, I want it bad, I want to see my name not just on local billboards, not just on national billboards, but on Global billboards. I want to have a globally recognized logo. How have I gotten by without even a locally recognized logo? I feel so… less than local. I feel cheap and neighborhoody, like all this time I’ve been giving away my lifestyle for free. Thank god I know what to do now. I am sure that if I obtain a Global Lifestyle Brand, my world will be complete. It seems silly now to think that people are not sleeping on sheets with my logo, Globally. That all around the world, people cover their windows without my logo, that they eat off plates without my logo, shuffle around in slippers without my logo, do anything without my logo, really. Exist at all.
Ben said, “This is good stuff, right?”
I can’t finish this post without adding that Ben and I were at a standoff about whether Tommy Hilfiger is really a mummy or a vampire. If you watch the show, and you should, you will be with one or both of us on this.