Today’s Drifting Thoughts: 纯 (Simplicity)

Seh Hui Leong


'纯' by Seh Hui

I was reminded the words that I had penned for this artwork three years ago:

脱下沉重的包袱 让一切回归原点 当心灵清醒之时 重新体验简单美


Taking away the heavy burden Let everything return back to it’s origin When the heart and soul awakens Re-experience the beauty of simplicity

I can’t remember exactly how I got that idea from, nor I remembered whether I understood what I’m actually writing and how I actually felt during that time. But I know it held a lot of significance to me during that period. Now, looking at the very same words, it really fits into what I’m actually feeling now: a very indescribable, subtle feeling that probably even I myself will not understand.

Flipping through my own LJ entries in the past, it seems that a lot of these small little quotes that I have written myself are somewhat like small little prophesies — in which sentences with few words has suddenly expands its own dimension, creating new meaning, a new experience unto itself. Is it coincidence? Or is it something else? Probably I will never be sure.

All of a sudden… I felt as if I have found myself liberation: breaking away from my very own chains that I have chained myself with.

Anyway, this is one of my proudest artwork that I had made. And now it holds a much more greater meaning to me, both technically and spiritually. And thinking back, I believe this is actually an idea for a novel that I wished to write actually, that was three years ago, though :).

In awe, I receive messages from the past —
lyrics that become self-prophesies,
coincidences that remind me of my destiny,
voices of singers long gone.

They tell me that whichever path I choose
will take me home.”

— Utada Hikaru, from her Single Collection Vol.1 1998-2003 album cover

Written by

Seh Hui Leong

Python programmer by trade, interested in a broad range of creative fields: illustrating, game design, writing, choreography and most recently building physical things. Described by a friend as a modern renaissance man.