Nus somos todos mais parecidos uns com os outros. Nua, a nossa emproada e antipática vizinha de casa passaria a ter um ar bastante mais abordável. Nu, o nosso gestor de conta até pareceria um ser humano. Creio que nus, os nossos políticos, perderiam a capacidade de mentir. Todos nus e talvez esta crise económica fosse mais fácil de suportar.
From “Naked People”
Clothing is our second skin. It disguises, reveals- it can reflect our innermost being or conceal it. Through one’s clothing, he or she is able to exhibit his or her profession, social status, or mood. A suit lets us assume the bearer is a banker, office worker, insurance agent… In our society this is a distinguishing characteristic of respectability. But, how often is such an assumption true? Can we absolutely trust this covering? What really is underneath? Could the illusion be destroyed at the discovery of a tattoo, or leave the person as inscrutable as before?