Self Portrait, 2020
The title of the self-portrait is the “Dream of a Falling Petal.” I have never been a flower in my life. Rather than a blossom on land, I wanted to be a flower falling from the sky. I wanted to be a light petal which could be carried on a butterfly’s back. The piece expresses this.
Dream of Falling Blossoms
As I go away,
May I be a falling leaf and a flower.
May I cover my lips with a leaf,
Festoon my head with big and small flowers from around the world.
I have never been a flower.
May I fill this world
with falling blossoms,
not with flowers beginning to bloom.
May I put on
I have my home
So may I be a leaf gently falling on a
May I never leave
To go away as a flower.