Icon/ Iconoclast

Posted on April 13, 2014 by Natasha Wozniak | 0 Comments

{Icon/Iconoclast} Years ago, I was walking down Lafayette St. in NY, probably on my way to bellydance class, and I saw some posters. Ads for Airwalk, skateboarding sneakers. There were portriats, and under each one was the word "Iconoclast". 

It struck me, was I an Iconoclast, or did I want to be an Icon? Yes, you can be both (eventually), but I felt like I did have to make a choice, set an intention towards one or the other.

I looked up the definitions.

Icon:: a person who is very successful and admired (sounds great, right?)

iconoclast: : a person who criticizes or opposes beliefs and practices that are widely accepted (oh, the rebel, not so safe, and a chance of never being successful and admired)

Who wouldn't want to be the first? Of course. Yet, the second, it made my heart race a bit, but it is a bit dangerous and a part of me just wanted that simple success and admiration.

The question rolled around in my mind for years. Every once in the prickle of "icon or iconoclast" would buzz into my mind. 

Just the irritation of the question, that now tells me that I am to follow the path of iconoclast. I am just a bit intense and edgy, not an easy fit for an icon. 

Icon/ Iconoclast 


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