Drenched in Nostalgia

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My hometown, my hometown; collectors of sundown, here I am, too lazy for small talk. Send me some secrets that you've heard through the years I was gone, and I will listen just like old times. I'm gathering dusts of the past, lecturing old trees and hills as if I … (read more)

My hometown, my hometown; collectors of sundown, here I am, too lazy for small talk. Send me some secrets that you've heard through the years I was gone, and I will listen just like old times. I'm gathering dusts of the past, lecturing old trees and hills as if I can turn back time, when all I am is a child in a grown-up's disguise, secretly arguing with nostalgia and I'm terribly losing.

Ten years ago, twenty years ago, to thirty. Nostalgia multiplies so lovingly, so violently, taking on shapes of worn-out teddy bears so familiar to me that I can never embrace again, finding it strange that the meaning of my life is elevated, when the happiness I want to return to is now out of reach. And so, I ache.

I ache in a thousand shantytowns, too mesmerized by the rapid change—I could not keep up. How the gods of time move so quickly, against me!

Suddenly, my childhood memories are the wine in a glass I'm holding while I wade in the shallow part of the familiar sea. Why, Oh dearest waters, can the good things of the past no longer be?


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Random Walk
2021/03/07

I really enjoyed this piece and was ready to bid it up but someone else bought it right away. I think your work speak to a lot of people. For me, it reminds me of a typical small town in China in the 90's and I was literally Drenched in Nostalgia. That's magical!!

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Daniel Ignacio
(creator)
2021/03/07

I'm glad! <3 Don't worry, more artworks like this are coming! I'm happy to hear that this piece spoke to you! I also grew up in Asia (Philippines), so we share this feeling of nostalgia. I missed the noisy streets, kids playing, smell of sewers haha! Thank you for your kind support for my work :)

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Random Walk
2021/03/07

太喜欢这副了,可惜被另一位慧眼直接买啦哈哈

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Daniel Ignacio
(creator)
2021/03/03

I am stunned! Thank you so much @weixuanxie! I'm glad this piece spoke to you! I hope you enjoyed the story behind this artwork as well :) Nonetheless, I'm honoured to be part of your collection.

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