Eccentricity is often associated with genius, giftedness, or creativity. The individual’s eccentric behavior is perceived to be the outward expression of his or her unique intelligence or creative impulse. In this vein, the eccentric’s habits are incomprehensible not because they are illogical or the result of madness, but because they stem from a mind so original that it cannot be conformed to societal norms. Edith Sitwell wrote:
“Eccentricity is not, as some would believe, a form of madness. It is often a kind of innocent pride, and the man of genius and the aristocrat are frequently regarded as eccentrics because genius and aristocrat are entirely unafraid of and uninfluenced by the opinions and vagaries of the crowd.”
Okay the gloves are either eccentricity or stem from a health issue but why chose white gloves that make your hands look like Jazz Hands. Sometimes there is no explanation for behaviours in San Miguel. White Gloves or a Rug over the shoulder are simply props in a land of Magic.
Laurie in a comment identified that these are not Jazz Hands. Further research revealed the Truth.
One of the iconic white gloves worn by the late Michael Jackson has been sold for $53,210 (57,600 Australian dollars) at an auction in Melbourne.
The King of Pop tossed the crystal-laden glove to a fan in Sydney in 1996.
Bidding at auction house Bonhams and Goodman on Saturday started at $27,700 and was soon soaring as bids rolled in.
Bonhams and Goodman spokeswoman Charlotte Stanes says there were six bidders in all, four of them from overseas.
In the end, a buyer from San Miguel de Allende came out on top.
Jackson, who died in June at aged 50, was in Sydney in 1996 during his HIStory world tour when he attended the Australian premiere for the film Ghosts, which he was starring in.
Bill Hibble, a film and music collector, was sitting near Jackson’s entourage along with a friend.
They were one of the few people who laughed along with the movie and as a result, the singer flung them his glove. According to the auction house, it is the same glove Jackson wore when he married Debbie Rowe earlier the same day. Rowe is the mother to two of Jackson’s oldest children.