"Shaking The Heavens"The crown of fashion reveals itself only to those with heartOne of the cornerstones of Chinese folktales, "the 24 filial... Read More
"Shaking The Heavens"
The crown of fashion reveals itself only to those with heart
One of the cornerstones of Chinese folktales, "the 24 filial exemplars"epitomize what to the ancient Chinese was the most important value of all-namely, caring for one's parents' needs. Though the stories, with their tales of sacrifices and bravery, will eventually be viewed with more cynicism than admiration, the fact that these are acts of supreme selflessness still serve to awe.
In modern times, the same fervency can perhaps find a parallel in the absolute devotion to beauty and fashion. Be they connoisseur or victim, fashionistas are giving our forebears a run for their money in their relentless pursuit of beauty and fashion perfection. Imagine then, our tales of filial piety transposed to modern times, adapted to our obsession with beauty.
The rebirth of devotion, the renewed obsession, while filial piety was their religion, beauty will forever be ours.