No.16 記住我們・好好說再見 Lillian Lee 李凱淇
Updated: Apr 28, 2022
To love myself is remembering us, ’til we meet again.
Loving myself means…
Choosing to do the things I like and being responsible for my own actions. Caring less about what other people might think. Embracing all of the good and bad things about myself, and remembering to live everyday like it’s my last day.
我的摯愛陳積榮 (Jeff Chan) 是一位生活健康、擁有夢想、對生命充滿熱情的藝人，卻在今年5月因為肺癌病逝。我們在一起將近十年了，一直視對方為終身伴侶。他的突然患病及離去，初期令我悲痛萬分，後來卻對我的生命產生了不可言喻的正向改變。
My true love, Jeff Chan, was an actor from Hong Kong. He lived healthily, had dreams and was full of passion for life. But he was taken from me this May by lung cancer. We’ve been together for almost a decade and we were partners for life. I was shocked and heartbroken at his sudden passing at first, but I soon realised the positive impact this has had on my life as time passed.
Not loving myself is…
I don’t like the impatience in me, and a life lived at speed soon derails.
I’m not a fan of my introvertedness. It takes me a long time to open up to strangers, and I often miss opportunities to meet new friends.
There’s also my timidness. The words are often on the tip of my tongue, but once the moment has passed, I’m always left silent with a feeling of helplessness.
I later realised that everything in life needs balance.
Whether you live a long or short life, Jeff’s optimism in life and his good nature made me understand the true meaning of love and caring. It gave me courage to plan an exhibition about our life together. I hope to encourage others who have suffered a similar experience, and bring them positive change.
今次展覧特別設計了紀念 T 恤作義賣，所有收益將全數款項捐給慈善機構《願望成真基金》計劃，捐款用作支持那些正面臨著最困難時刻的病童，帶給他們多一點希望與喜悅。
As part of the exhibition, we are selling specially-designed t-shirts for charity fundraising with all proceeds going to Make-A-Wish Hong Kong. The donation will create life-changing wishes for children with critical illnesses and give them hope and joy.
I’m not good with words so I used the medium I’m most familiar with to remember our time together, and to remind others to cherish the time they still have with loved ones. Whether that’s your partner, parents, siblings or friends, cherish and express the love you have for each other.
The lifestyle of loving myself…
Believe you are worth it. Learn to accept everything around you. Pay more attention to how others see you and learn to understand what advice they are trying to offer. It can help to improve you.
Being able to do what I want, wherever and whenever. Being carefree. It’s important to have fulfillment from within, and not fall into the trap of chasing after material things.
Art can make people’s state-of-mind return to a peaceful place. Jeff’s love completed me. His bravery and kindness made me feel the power of love. We’ve been through the highs, the lows, and life and death. Our exhibition, Remembering us,’til we meet again, is split into five sections, and we hope to share the idea of “seizing love'' through a multimedia experience. Don’t forget to hug your loved ones even in times of sorrow.
Jeff and I both love art. We even thought about having our wedding at an art gallery. I hope to put together all the well wishes from friends and family at our exhibition as a testament to our fairytale ending. I wish to say a proper goodbye to my beloved Jeff. Through the process of designing this exhibition, I realised I chose to not run away. This is going to be my healing process. Thank you, Jeff.
Live everyday as a privilege. Cherish your time and enjoy the feeling of being alive. Let your loved ones know how much you love them.
Remembering us,’til we meet again
Exhibition Open to Public Hours
日期 Date :
August 27 - 30, 2021
地點 Venue :
Nan Fung Place 2F-6, 173 173 Des Voeux Rd Central
入場時間 Time :
/ August 27 - 29
10am – 9pm
最後入場時間為下午7點 Last Entry Time 7pm
/ August 30
10am – 5pm
最後入場時間為下午4點 Last Entry Time 4pm
RSVP Link :
Lillian Lee 李凱淇 | Hong Kong
Visual Artist & VM Designer
Personal ig: @leehoiki
Exhibition ig @artofloving.co
All Images Copyright © Lillian Lee © artofloving.co
總編輯 Editor-in-Chief: Dani Chong
助理編輯 Assistant Editor: Zoe Wong
英文翻譯 English Translation: Cliff Wu
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