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So many of you have asked what my new tattoo means. It's a song title (海闊天空) from Beyond, one of my favorite bands from Hong Kong. In a nutshell, the song is about being free, carry on with your dreams and ideals, in this vast sky and boundless sea. I thought it was a good tattoo to get right near my birthday and as I'm really questioning myself about my own future.
To make the tattoo more meaningful, I had my parents right out the song title. So my tattoo is in their handwriting.
I found a pretty good translation of the song here:
Today, I see the swirl of snowflakes in a cold night I (too) swirl afar with a chilled heart I give chase braving wind and rain Unable to make out the shadowy trace in the mist There’s a boundless sky and sea Would you and I change? (Who are not changing?!)
Many times, I face up to cold shoulders and ridicule Never have I given up the ideal inside my mind In a fleeting trance I feel as if something is missing In an unconscious way Love has faded from my heart (Who understands me?!)
Forgive me, I’ve been an unruly, untamed freedom-lover all my life I too fear I might fall down someday Abandoning the ideal -- everyone might do it Don’t worry that only you and I might someday
Still carefree and self-reliant Forever singing aloud my own song Going everywhere
Over the weekend, I went to check out Ann Hamilton's show "The Event of a Thread" at the Park Avenue Armory. I'm not a big arty person (yeah even though I minored in Studio Art in college and went to ITP), I do enjoy the occasional stroll through museums. I find some art a little hard to understand and mostly just a bunch of BS. Then there are art like "The Event of a Thread". My first impressions, magical, fantastical, whimsical and just in awe of the scale. There were aspects of the show which I didn't really get (like the people sitting at the tables writing and reading) but it added a sense of mystery to the piece.
Though the thing I took from this show was the idea of collaboration. The more than a dozen swings were what moved the big piece of white fabric hanging in the middle of the armory. It required all the swings to be in motion to move the piece of fabric. Collaboration, team work, each swing was an important part of the whole piece.
Also it was just fun to swing like a kid again.
The show is up till 1/6/2013