9/23/08

Catmasutra Street


I haven't written for a while and the first line that came into my head is that "there are no coincidences in this world", that's there's a reason for everything. When you start seeing the world in this manner, you're actually moving in a different plane, one filled with a little magic.



My sabbatical as a full-time artist seemed to have come full cycle on the opening day of my Imagine-Nation exhibition as it was also my first day of work in a design agency. I've been very busy since, transiting from an almost contemplative and meditative mode to a fast-paced work environment. Anyway, here are some pics from recent exhibitions - a little detour along "Catmasutra Street", which in time will start again (art, after all is my first love and my next exhibiton is in December)... Most importantly, my heartfelt thanks to all who have supported the Catmasutra series one way or another!





Haha On another detour, I recently rode over something on my bike, and my back wheel punctured in a matter of seconds. Normally I would curse and swear at my rotten luck, but I didn't. It happened because it was supposed to happen. That's it. Simple and sweet. And I went about all the inconveniences of looking for a tow truck and sending the bike for repairs and maintainance which costs a bomb as well. I have to take the MRT which is a foreign experience for me (haha) but perhaps it was better that I took the MRT for a couple of days. It doesn't matter. And the "accident" passed without any trace.

We leave traces all the time... traces are like seeds we plant; they may stay hidden for a while but when all the circumstances are favorable, they germinate and grow whether the outcome is positive or negative. When you start to see your own journeys and unexpected detours in this manner, you'll begin to notice things that you would not normally see...


This reminds me of the M. Night Shyamalan's "SIGNS" which I thought was a pretty decent movie (although people tend to thrash it when the movie concludes with a showing of aliens - similar to "AI" ). Graham Hess (the main protagonist) indicated that there are two groups of people, "People break down into two groups when they experience something lucky. Group number one sees it as more than luck, more than coincidence. They see it as a sign, evidence, that there is someone up there, watching out for them.


Group number two sees it as just pure luck. Just a happy turn of chance. I'm sure the people in Group number two are looking at those fourteen lights (UFO lights) in a very suspicious way. For them, the situation isn't fifty-fifty. Could be bad, could be good. But deep down, they feel that whatever happens, they're on their own. And that fills them with fear. Yeah, there are those people.But there's a whole lot of people in the Group number one. When they see those fourteen lights, they're looking at a miracle. And deep down, they feel that whatever's going to happen, there will be someone there to help them. And that fills them with hope.


See what you have to ask yourself is what kind of person are you? Are you the kind that sees signs, sees miracles? Or do you believe that people just get lucky? Or, look at the question this way: Is it possible that there are no coincidences? "

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