My life, our life painting – July 2015 – Arteastiq
“Growing up is like painting. When you are young, even if you are given a canvas and the tools, you’ll not know how to paint on it. But life gets exciting when you grow up, as you learn, and gain the capability to control your painting, and define how the painting should look like”
As I stood on the stage, reflecting on how my life painting has turned out, thinking about what to say to the crowd and guests, I begin to think that there are so many things that I am grateful for, so many people, so much experience. So much so that I don’t think any speech can express my feelings. I hope this painting will, and this goes out to all family, friends, and people who has came and crossed path in my life. Here goes my speech…
“A friend once told me – Growing up is like painting. When you are young, even if you are given a canvas, you’ll not know how to paint on it. Even if provided the tool. But life gets exciting when you grow up, as you learn, and gain the capability to control your painting, and define how the painting should look like. I think this is like my life painting, and it is an on-going project which will never be completed. Today, this painting is a dedication to everyone here, and to all the people in my life. I can’t thank each and everyone of you, so this painting shall summarise my feelings for everyone.
Firstly, this painting will never have started, if I did not have the canvas, the paint, the brushes to start this painting with. These tools are like my family, especially my parents, who have sacrificed and given me the support, care, love and the foundation to start the life painting. Special thanks to Sophia parents, my in-laws and family, who have made me felt accepted, supported, and gave me the courage to bring the relationship to the next level. Without all these, I might never have been able to start my life painting.
Next, a painting is made up of many many strokes, colours, shades. Every stroke and colour that is added to this canvas, forms the painting. I would like to thank everyone, who have came into my life, and left a stroke, and filled this canvas with colours. Be it for a short moment, or a large impact, I will treasure this moments as it is part of how this painting is today. We may not have the opportunity to remain close, and connected with everyone, but I am grateful for the experience, memory, knowledge, and moments that you have added in my life. Thank you all for adding to the colours of my life.
Lastly, this painting is dedicated to my wife. If you notice, there are two hands in this painting. From this moment, I am grateful that I will no longer be doing this painting alone, but it has become our life painting. One hands symbolises myself, while the other joining my would be my wife. Today, I would like to thank you all for being here on this special night, to leave the brush stroke, and fill our canvas with colours. The start of our life painting together. Tonight, I thank my wife for joining me in my, our life painting.
Thank you all for being here tonight to share our joy.”
Wedding of Sophia and Waifu, 25 July 2015 #WFSophWedding