“That proves you are unusual,“ returned the Scarecrow; "and I am convinced that the only people worthy of consideration in this world are the unusual ones. For the common folks are like the leaves of a tree, and live and die unnoticed.”
― L. Frank Baum
These two words are often used to describe the same individual. The more creative-minded we are, the better the chance that someone out there will call us weird. Some would argue that the weirder we are, the more creative we are.
Weird doesn’t always work. It doesn’t always bring success or happiness or change or creativity. Being weird doesn’t mean we are destined for greatness. Being weird doesn’t mean we will be loved by the world. It doesn’t mean we will be accepted by humanity. Sometimes, it means we will be shunned, disregarded, ignored.
Sometimes it works.
Have you recently eaten at Ophelia’s? Did you notice that place might be a little… weird? A former adult bookstore turned into a gastro-brothel. Pin-up girls on the walls. Gold balls dangling from the ceilings. 4,000 Jägermeister bottles flanking the bar. And then, there’s the food…
Join us at Ophelia’s as Justin Cucci, opener of Root Down, Linger, and Ophelia’s, talks about his weird process of space design, his weird ideas on food and atmosphere, his weird way of using found items as decoration, and his weird way of having all of these become headline-making success.