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EVERYTHING IS COMING UP ROSES

James Andrew, Jefferson Market Garden - photo Gabriel Everett

James Andrew, Jefferson Market Garden - photo Gabriel Everett

There is the notion going around these days that there isn’t necessarily a superbeing out there answering all of our prayers. Whatever the case may be, on a very fundamental level I believe that we ourselves have been endowed with the power to answer our own prayers.

Is it a bit audacious to liken ourselves to gods and goddesses? Please forgive me if you’re offended. Perhaps you’ll agree that at the very least this beats our usual worn out self-image, (and the accompanying feeling that we’re simply treading water—tossed and turned by every wave life offers us!). I don’t know about you, but I find it rather empowering to look out on this grand city and know that there are some pretty amazing creative forces at play—and that so much of what we see and experience in life is the result of the imagination made manifest. Taking this notion a bit further, perhaps even the thought that our next door neighbors have this sort of creative potential can help produce some sense of equanimity within us as well!

We do have the choice to imagine good things and, yes, it is tempting to imagine some not so good scenarios, but we really do have a choice! Why not focus on some rather spectacular things happening in your life? If it is a new home that you want, then start decorating it in your imagination. A better job, more money? Imagine things so. I’m quite certain you’ll find this has an elevating effect. Do take a moment today, (or how about right now!), to imagine the very best scenario!

I’m captured here at the Jefferson Market Garden by the brilliant Gabriel Everett—you’ll see everything is coming up roses…just as I had imagined! I’m sporting a pale pink silk suit by Tom Ford, grey silk glen plaid tie and white cotton shirt with French cuffs, Turnbull and Asser grey silk pocket square, vintage cuff links in shell and coral, black alligator belt with sterling buckle by Ralph Lauren, Gucci black white and silver leather loafers, vintage Rolex Oyster Perpetual watch and my fragrance is Creed Royal Water.

11 Comments

  1. Dean says:

    James,

    Like the roses, you are sweetly inspiring! Our imagination can take us anywhere!

    Dean

  2. wendy woo says:

    Darling what a wonderful Monday lift! I agree!
    So much negativity in the world. It’s nice to be pleasantly reminded to stop and smell the roses. BTW you look amazing doing just that!

  3. A lovely message for a Monday morning. Thank you, James.

  4. marc de Paris says:

    Dear James,

    in Paris we had an horrible weather today, rainy and cloudy, so it is such a great pleasure to see you in your clear costume among roses. You are a real sunshine.

    You look like the Elizabethan “Young man among roses” kept in London at the Victoria and Albert Museum. Did it inspire you?

  5. James Andrew says:

    Dear Marc,

    Thank You!

    It was perfect for a rainy day here in New York City!

    I was more inspired by a photo of Cecil Beaton on the cover of the book

    Beaton in Vogue.

    I hope your week is off to a wonderful start.

    Cheers

    JA

  6. Krister says:

    Yes, we are each a chip off the divine block!

  7. Roger says:

    Every bit the English Gent! Cecil would have been proud I’m certain!

  8. Matt says:

    You wear your pinks well Mr Andrews!
    Do I see a hint of a smile there 😉

  9. VVires says:

    It’s true. If you project positive energy, it comes back to you. Because happy people prefer like-minded company. So many people in this afraid are afraid to be too happy because they believe that the universe assigns us a certain amount of good and bad days so we shouldn’t waste the limited happiness we’re entitled to. The truth is, nobody is keeping track! So stop putting yourself down because that’s really what’s distracting you from taking step towards your goals.

    Like the bare ankles. Interesting how in formal malewear, that’s as risque as too much cleavage.

  10. James Andrew says:

    WOW!

    Thank You All for this tremendous response!

    Many of you have been asking me to share more of the ideas and concepts that I have found quite powerful in my own journey.

    I look forward to sharing more.

    Cheers

    JA

  11. Jim Ayres says:

    What an amazing and powerful sentiment, James. Thank you!

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