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Friday, February 7, 2014

世間所有的相遇 Own Less, Live More

This old watercolor sketch of mine pairs nicely with the Year of Horse.  Happy Lunar New Year!
聖誕節與寒假結束, 收心上班上學, 一月底二月初正是百廢待舉最忙碌的時刻, 過起農曆新年便有些手足無措, 想想無論如何總要替孩子立個傳統, 就包餃子吧!以Vitamix將豬絞肉白菜茴香海鹽壺底油拌得綿密, LK先生和我的水餃皮偷懶用興隆坊現成的, 然小V對麥敏感, 只好卯起桿一份gluten free麵團.
雖然包的歪七扭八像軍艦多過元寶, 熱騰騰亦香甜飽足, 再加上回做番薯圓衍生的烘烤版QQ球麵包(囗感近似港粵賀歳小吃煎堆), 平添幾分年味. 這幅水彩駿馬圖多年前爲工作室某個企劃案所繪, 很喜歡那奔馳意境, 是對自己的期許, 也祝大家馬年順心如意!

Fashionably late as usual, here’s my new year’s resolution for 2014:  own less, live more(inspired by this article in the Home&Garden section of The New York Times).  Hopefully I still have some credits with God and won’t be greeting our old friend Death until many decades after but when the DAY comes, I want my legacy to be lots of love and inspiring thoughts only.
Lunar New Year tradition:  dumpling making :)

I am a schizophrenic minimalist.  My wardrobe very much follows the Lean Closet Movement but my cabinet of teas, tea cups, tea canisters, tea spoons from all over the world… Mariage Freres can’t even hold a candle to my collection :)  AND the tea sector is just tip of an iceberg; I am hopeless and totally self indulgent hoarding all sorts object of desire.  The downsizing and organization will be project of the year, not without shedding tears or even a few drops of blood(!)
Lunar New Year treat: the Taiwanese style 'Pão de Queijo' with the natural sweetness of garnet yam and chewy texture of tapioca.

2014希望體健康, 思想豐富, 生活簡約. 巧遇Cuyana網站, Lean Closet Movement與我多年來隱惡揚善重質不重量的衣櫥哲學投契, 畢竟人不可能藉花錢購買一襲美麗的衣裳, 一件名家設計逸品, 一組'有次'刀具(1)... 通過'擁有'這個動作便搖身變成美人,達人,米其林三星名廚. 整理衣飾尚好, 自認還算理智的消費者, 要歸納我琳琅滿目各式各樣的收藏品傷神內疚, 每件瓷盤陶杯銀匙水晶燭臺, 當年初見, 也許是設計又或材質, 觸動深心某種柔情, '一代宗師'王家衛經典名句'世間所有的相遇, 都是久別重逢'一語道盡我與小物的羈絆. 多年來有些的確成爲生活良伴, 大部份卻沈寂於箱櫃裏, 偶爾開啟賞玩, 它們的美麗, 再再嘲謔我的荒謬: 這麼汲汲營營的倉鼠人生, 偏要沈迷閒情逸致的風流夢.

ps. We were in Kyoto for the winter break and visited this famous knife shop Aritsugu, with four hundred years of history(very proud of myself walking out empty handed) - yes, yes own less and live more :)
感俯拾皆是, 讀讀Forbes剛出爐30 under 30, 雖不乏爭議性, 看著這羣優秀的初生之犢於學術政經藝文各展長才熠熠發亮, 後生可畏! 尤其Social Entrepreneurs結合理念與商業運轉, 讓世界更良善, 如J.K.Rowling於2008年向哈佛學子的致辭:  We do not need magic to change the world, we carry all the power we need inside ourselves already: we have the power to imagine better.
Object of desire hall of fame(shame?):  beautiful paper pulp sculptures.  The motif is a basket of floral shaped rice cakes - a good fortune lunar new year symbol.

pps.  My Audrey Hepburn flu is back!  Mr. LK has been out for business trip and without hubby nagging me to go to sleep, my night cinema on iPad draws its curtain as soon as I tuck Little V to sleep.  I watched Sabrina and Funny Face back to back… isn’t she swell? For you ladies(and gents) who are interested in cracking the code of perennial beauty, the number between Maggie and Jo ‘On How To Be Lovely’ says it all :)

12 comments:

聚水藏風 said...

Happy Chinese New Year, Miss LK & family! 畫如其人啊~!

material girl said...

突然覺得真該介紹妳跟我同事認識 (不是帥哥,有家眷) 因為他也是在說想為小孩創一個傳統!
我每個節都有傳統啊, 例如土撥鼠節一定要看 Bill Murray 的電影土撥鼠節... :P

我終於看了 Parade's End 了, 看完真是惆悵啊. Sylvia 在劇中真是閃耀無比! 連男主角都能把自己堅守的舊原則給放棄了, 那麼我是不是該受到啟發 go with the flow 呢...

電影 Sabrina 真的是好看啊. Parade's End 有人比擬為戰爭與和平, 我也在想要找赫本的戰爭與和平來看哩!

祝 Miss LK 全家新年快樂!

Miss LK said...

藏風,
Happy CNY and happy Valentine to you and your loved ones, too!
我人應該拘謹的多,畫畫表達自己期許的fearlessness :)

Miss LK said...

MG,
新年快樂&happy valentine!
Sabrina雖是黑白片,然角色生動,連小V都看的津津有味,他最喜歡William Holden坐吊床還有赫本大唱We have no bananas today那幾段:)
上週末我也一口氣看完Sherlock第三季,私以為比S1S2出色的多,S1東方黑手黨那集看得我呵欠連連,S2大自戀狂加Drama queen的Moriarty我辦公室已見多了give me a break(Sherlock迷請別打我), S3則精采緊湊處處可見英式幽默,尤其Sign of Three那塲best man speech,機智溫情又𢇁𢇁入扣案情𧗠展,還邊向原著致敬,為夏洛克和華生的情誼作了完美的註解。還是要提一下... 如果Sherlock不是擁有Mycroft這麼神通廣大的兄長,第三季大部份的劇情都不能成立了:P

Rice Bowl Tales 有碗話碗 said...

「不一定要擁有」確是知易行難!但想通的話,豁出去後也有釋然的感覺!因為女兒住得遠,早晚我們都要變賣搬離這住了快 25 年的房子;將來兩老住的,也不需這麼大,很多東西一定要送人了 ... 要學你說的,'Own less, live more!' Many thanks for the inspiration! 祝 Linda 闔府新春快樂,馬年健康如意!!

Miss LK said...

Jane,
可不是, 週末上銀行保險箱探視我的藝術收藏, 覺得自己非常蠢, 既然沒guts擺家中日日欣賞getting inspired(怕失竊怕毀損...)不如早點售讓其他的收藏家吧...
近年歷經親人傷逝愈覺本來無ㄧ物, 何處惹塵埃.
新年快樂!

V said...

農曆元月尚存幾天,還來得及道"新年快樂"。形如軍艦的水餃想必可為Miss Lk全家帶來神采飛揚。前年搬家,大刀闊斧downsizing,年底例行的衣物捐,竟在過去兩年中止,也算是有成。割捨不易,轉念想通了就行。

聚水藏風 said...

大概有點詞不達意,sorry, 你的畫很纖細靈巧,如同你的文字:)

Echo said...

返璞歸真是近來大家內心共同的召喚吧 忍不住揣測妳的寶貝收藏可是紋身 Sapphire?

Miss LK said...

V,
新年快樂!
搬家的確是改革好契機,現下儘量控制物流,要增添前三思而後行:p

Miss LK said...

藏風,
沒有詞不達意,是我心虛你的讚美. 曾經有段日子下筆行雲流水, 開始有點味道... 後來因其它事擱著沒繼續鑽研, 不進則退了, 唉.

Miss LK said...

Echo,
噓... 這是不能說的秘密:p
如同畫畫要留白, 要淨空才能讓五感甦醒 :)
祝早日康復!
Ps. 我爲什麼有預感Dr.Miller遲早是Echo裙下之臣呢?

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