Monday, April 20, 2009

dance in the rain / 雨中漫舞


With the right people, rainy days are beautiful!

Sunday, April 19, 2009

unstoppable / 停不了

Today when I was being stupid with you in the elevator, you surprised me by saying, "Stop playing!" Then you told me, you are shy to tell others that you are the dashing truck man because you know others will laugh at you.

Despite my unwillingness to admit, you are growing up, at an unstoppable speed...

Saturday, April 18, 2009

origin of joy / 幸福感的來源


In the book Life without Illness, the author says, if we feel a sense of joy every day, even those who are seriously ill won't be defeated. Then it occurs to me to collect the little joy that makes my day.


This week I received a book of hand-drawn letters by Gio Ponti from Caterina in Italy and a book of poetry by eL from Malaysia. I have never met them in person, yet that doesn't stop them from thinking of me, who live so far away from them. I havea feeling that my annoying intestine problem is about to surrender...

Monday, April 13, 2009

the bird's eye view / 鳥瞰


In life, I am struck by bouts of unidentified blues from time to time. This is typical of my present moment. I need a clear vision, not tainted by personal prejudice or feeling. It occurred to me to turn to my Italy series done in 2007. I did go on to chapter 5 then. Though I didn't finish the story as planned, this last chapter felt like an ending to the story. I may as well review the episode as a form of self-encouragement.

"Honey, why do you insist on traveling?"

"Let's put it this way: When I set out, I am so exhausted that I can't see myself."

"After traveling for a while, I finally see my light."

"Then, I can turn to you and enjoy every moment we share together."

"Gradually, I retrieve my keen sensitivity. I can capture the beauty of passers-by."

"When I am in superb shape, I can even bear in mind the images of still lifes."

"On seeing the animals, I can't help imitating their ways of life."

"In the end, my heart will grow to be as big as the ocean. Then I know, I can face the challenges again."

"Do you understand the meaning of travel?"