"The Masquerade" Play-acting the temptress, daub on the lipstick, rub in your powder : seduce upon the altars of nowOne of... Read More
Play-acting the temptress, daub on the lipstick, rub in your powder : seduce upon the altars of now
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
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.