EDITO by Sanza BULAYA, translation by Ernest CHEN

 

Dear Peace,

 

This is my first time writing you a letter because I need to share with you what lies in the bottom of my heart…

I feel content when you stand beside me. This is a great and warm feeling to know that you have held me tight in your arms. Sometimes, life circumstances put our relationship in danger. I feel unsecured where you leave me, and then I desperately look for you in the eyes of my enemies, and most of the time, I have found you in the palm of His hand… My unconditional love for you is beyond “you” and “me”, it is also a selfish state of mind that keeps me alive. In fact, you are part of my inner equilibrium, my emotional health and I wish everyone to one day experience the feeling I have for you: a burning desire…

In this issue, I have still looked for you and I have found you…

I found you in Arts, as a subtle but powerful inspiration: you nurture our self-equilibrium and you teach us to envision the world and its turbulences with a brand new look to see the beauty to live with you. In the article dedicated to Trends, I have smelled your perfume along the History of Arts… I have smelled you, I have been seduced by a muse that has revealed her extraordinary passion…

I have seen you under different familiar figures of Arts history, in this issue “Peace comes within” you are sincere, pure and immaculate. Indeed, you stand there under the eye of Stephane Ferrero, magnified by the latest JAIME CHEN fashion collection “Passenger to Africa”.

Because I am just a passenger on the road, I hear you when you talk to me from “Peace train” to “Redemption song”, your melody is soft like a murmur.

Peace, I treasure you more than everything… I cherish your company and I suffer when you are away. Being a lover is a blessing, and I feel privileged than you choose to love me too. Everyone needs to be loved once, give all of us a chance…

 

親愛的和平,

 

這是我第一次寫信給你,因為我想和你分享我心底的話……

當你陪伴在我身旁時,我感到滿足;當你將我緊緊抱在懷裡時,我感到無比溫暖。有時候,外在境遇讓我們的關係陷入危機;你離開我的時候,我會感到不安,讓我在敵人的眼中絕望地找尋你的下落;而絕大多數的時候,我會在祂的掌中找到你……我對你無條件的愛,在「你」和「我」之間近乎失衡,我仰賴這種自私的心態而活。事實上,你是我心理平衡與情緒健康的一部分,我希望每個人都能夠體會我對你的感情:一種烈火般的慾望。

在這期雜誌中,經過尋尋覓覓,我依然找到了你……

我在「藝術專題」中發現你的存在,你是微妙而強大的靈感:你滋養了我們的自我平衡,並且以全新的姿態,教我們想像這個世界的未來與動盪,並看到與你共存的美好。在談論「流行趨勢」的篇章裡,我透過藝術的歷史聞到你的香氣,你的氣味如同繆思,展現超凡的熱情並誘惑著我……

我在藝術史上許多熟悉的人物中看到你的身影,在這期《Peace comes within》中你是真誠且純潔無暇的。的確,你佇立在石岱的鏡頭前,在陳季敏最新一季的《過客》系列中更顯搶眼。

因為我只是風塵僕僕的過客,我聽見你的旋律,從〈和平列車〉唱到〈救贖之歌〉,輕柔地彷彿在我耳邊呢喃低語。

和平,我視你為至寶……我珍惜你的陪伴,也因你的離去而心痛。能成為你的愛人是種恩賜,你願意愛我是我的榮幸。每個人都需要被愛過一次,請給我們所有人一個機會……