Alexander McQueen Resort 2013

gen·ius  n.
pl. gen·ius·es
1. Extraordinary intellectual and creative power.
2. A person of extraordinary intellect and talent.

Seaman Schepps vintage 3-Link Bracelet and John Rawlings photograph

Not too long ago, in a little restaurant off the beaten path in Paris, I found myself in a heated debate with a renowned (but contentious) French violinst over the definition of “genius”. He challenged me to name a person who can truly be called a genius. In his mind, only the Baroque composer Johann Sebastian Bach could qualify. I was left a bit speechless. While we throw the word “genius” around quite a bit, who really truly deserves that label? Who can live up to Bach?

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