Baroque: from Portugese barroco, a rough, imperfect pearl.
It’s all fallen into place – the music, architecture, literature, art that I’ve always been drawn to.
Handel Bach Vivaldi
Sir Christopher Wren
John Donne John Milton Moliere
The Baroque Era (1660 to 1750) was the age of opulence, the ornate, intricate and grandiose.
To a large extent, it was a time of moving away from the conventional, predictable, structured past.
So why my excitement,
and why did I set out to find a baroque that would become my signature piece of jewellery?
I’ve always been ‘good’ – well behaved conscientious reliable
doing well at school, sport, music (but not at all good at taking risks!)
being a leader (even though I often quaked in my boots!)
But now it’s time for my Baroque Era:
time to do things differently
to be less predictable and conventional
to experience new things
no longer ‘perfect’,
but embracing my uniqueness
letting you see my imperfections and quirks
enjoying the intricate and opulent
being the beautiful, baroque me!
And yes, I’ve found my baroque pearl – it’s beautiful in its imperfection.
And just to add a twist of irony, the modern usage of Baroque includes
So as an editor, I’ll continue to do my utmost not to be baroque when I edit your documents.
Do you have a signature object that symbolises you?