Sea and sun, rest and energy. A prefect combination for an artist to get restored.
“Cirque du Soleil means Circus of the Sun. When I need to take time to reenergize, I go somewhere by the ocean to sit back and watch the sunsets. That is where the idea of ‘Soleil’ came from, on a beach in Hawaii, and because the sun is the symbol of youth and energy.” Guy Laliberte
“I’m an ocean, because I’m really deep. If you search deep enough you can find rare exotic treasures.”
“Civilization is like a thin layer of ice upon a deep ocean of chaos and darkness.”
“There were profound reasons for his attachment to the sea: he loved it because as a hard-working artist he needed rest, needed to escape from the demanding complexity of phenomena and lie hidden on the bosom of the simple and tremendous; because of a forbidden longing deep within him that ran quite contrary to his life’s task and was for that very reason seductive, a longing for the unarticulated and immeasurable, for eternity, for nothingness. To rest in the arms of perfection is the desire of any man intent upon creating excellence; and is not nothingness a form of perfection?”
Thomas Mann, Death in Venice (translator: David Duke)