The Well of Being is an adult picture book that takes its reader on a quest for well-being and self-acceptance, following the story and internal dialogue of a wondering everyman.
Online PR News – 15-January-2014 – Baltimore, MD – 'The Well of Being: a children's book for adults' is being rereleased for a limited time only. Other publications from Jean-Pierre Weill Studios will be put on hold while the company focuses on its original promotion.
ABOUT THE BOOK
The Well of Being is a pictorial narrative and Jean-Pierre Weill's debut book, inspired by T. S. Eliot’s famous Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock. Illustrations of Mr. Prufrock muttering tedious arguments to himself as he visited a museum or walked along muddled half deserted streets gave way to an unexpected project. As the author cataloged Prufrock's dark moods - his confusion and longings and ennui, and his states of victim-hood - all manners of self-projection began to emerge. The project was then expanded to include depictions of the positive states of mind as well - the moments of contentment and joy. The project evolved and the objective became guidance for the modernist Everyman to the wellbeing he longs for, dimly remembers yet no longer believes in.
By elevating the illustrations from a role of mere embellishment of text to its leading collaborative partner, the reader is invited to approach the content as a child, with a new mind, freed from the natural suspicion toward unfamiliar ideas. Having passed through the gates of resistances, the ideas are experienced, which the reader may afterwards discard or examine further down the road. Mixing stoic doctrine with poetry, with cognitive psychology, with self-help, with art and spirituality, 'The Well of Being: a children's book for adults' is really about self transcendence, the essence of what adulthood means, yet it is disguised as a child’s picture-book.