New Thinkings: Along Walking

Extraordinary, Critical Seeings


“Photography itself is like a partially immortalized and visualized bit of time, which as a collective concept is itself hardly an accurate conceptualization; and if taken in the light of personal significance, it’s also an concept invented for the societal convenience as a whole in the use of reinforcing a socio-historical consciousness to us.”

-By Tome Loulin, “Myself These Years in Retrospect, A Notetaking, 2020.

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Traveling to Faraway Land, then, Farewell to It

Leafing through the pages of certain geography magazines full of picturesque attractions, I saw, in pictures, Tianshan mountain, Qilian mountains, and the Taklamakan Desert in the northwestern part of China.

Linguistic Imaginations

Summer days on which my dream continues

Extraordinary, Critical Seeings

There are many different ways of seeing and how others see us, as Lou Hsienhua puts it, impacts the way we deal with the world as we try hard to make sure there is no distorted image about us drawn by others. When coming to the problem of self-imagining, the way we see ourselves, Hsienhua thinks, should never be dictated by anyone else but us. Resistant youths nowadays who try to claim their independence may declare that they are not what you see, meaning what you see about them is inaccurate, distorted, and, most importantly, subjective. Seeing, overall, is a complicated matter.

This Tranquility, Long Missed

With years passing unnoticed, remembering what made us today becomes a necessity. As this unprecedented change that impacts the way we live ripples across almost every corner of the world, to live has become, it occurred, a specific way of realizing and remembering what we cannot live without.

Interpreting Life

Reading vivid recollections by Tome Lou Hsienhua whose artistic sensibility, as he puts it, shaped his relationship with those tolerant, supportive of what he imagines his specific cultural identity is.

《夏日》娄桦林

此方与远方:楚地的日夜

同其他小城一样,这里的日夜仿佛没有两样,静静的。春去夏至,秋去冬来,只有落下的水杉针叶述说着变迁的故事。

同时

我们渴望联系,所以居住的社区不断的扩大,渐渐形成了市镇,大城市的中心往往不适合居住,因为噪音太大。在城市里,人们也渴望到与自然多接触,武汉的东湖绿道上也往往挤满了锻炼的人,后工业化的国家也流行在城市的近郊居住,因为正好能满足两样需求:对社区以及对自然的渴望。

回顾

我问是否可以连他的音箱,他点头,表同意。那时已是晚夏,湖边的微风拂过,归去时我走在后面些,旁边有自动售水机,走进才发现灯光下都是昆虫,好在水不受影响。

More by Tome Loulin

Writing As Remembering

It is with the help of written language that our thoughts and ideas could be more widely disseminated, known, understood, critically examined or misinterpreted in the public so we won’t easily surrender our past to time.

Walking Along the Way Our Sun Goes

The sparrows that sometimes came to stay before my window were singing. Outside of the window, the trees whose names I was unable to utter were shining under the sun.

Radical Authenticity: Looking at Abdellatif Kechiche’s Films

This authentic way of telling and showing something that is too hard to be told and presented properly brought a sharper contrast between the romantic imagination and brutal everydayness in actuality, as the story presented by the film is already too tough to experience, let alone review it.

On Self-emancipation

There is something deeper inside of us that is calling, urging us to escape something else; yet, hardly could we find out where and what it is. Something, it’s always the notion of something that is most hard to be named precisely or defined properly, so is our notion of self-liberation, which is hardly an … Continue reading “On Self-emancipation”

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