September 4, 2006

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Haven't posted anything au naturel lately, so here's a haleconia from my garden. Do you have this species where you are?

The play ended yesterday on a high. One that was second to none. Yes, the tears came, even before the last words had a chance to be said. 10 actors from both sides of the Causeway attempting to hold back the flood. The moment we took our final bows, there wasn't a dam big enough to hold us back. This production meant a lot to all of us and I think, for the first time, the closing held the same meaning. This project started under the late Krishen Jit, probably the most respected director in Asia. It was one of the last projects he did in Malaysia. Performed to an invited one-night only audience, he harboured hopes for it to travel to Singapore and return to Malaysia for it's public showing. That was July 2004.

The last show began with unspoken words. We knew this may just be the last time we ever perform this show. As we took our bows, Krishen was with us and we held our gracious heads high knowing we made his dream come true. We brought it home.

This exotic flower represents all my fellow cast members, production personnel, director, etc. thanking you for the legacy you've left us. Watch it grow Krishen, striking and colourful. May the Gods of Theatre care for you and shine on us. You are missed old man. Thank you for our brief time together.

18 Comments:

Blogger Ame said...

Hey Eddie! Well...hmmmm....you could post a "Kala"...that would qualify as "au naturale" (well, sans towel that is, LOL!) but I think this floral pose is just perfect! BEAUTIFUL! And no, can't say I ever saw anything like this here in the States...and awww, hate tears...but I know they were tears of joy...nice reflection--may your next adventure bring you even more happiness! :-)

12:55 AM  
Anonymous Mimmu said...

This flower seems to be proud of being beautiful and the photo is also nothing else but beautiful.
This kind of plant can`t live in Finland, but I have seen them in Kuala Lumpur. Yes, I have been there once. Nice to remember that journey. I have photos from this flower.
Really fine to read your warm writing!

1:14 AM  
Blogger Kate said...

Lovely!

7:20 AM  
Blogger santy said...

what a wonderful post, edwin :)

9:00 AM  
Anonymous Keropokman said...

wow. such emotions.. I must be quite blessed to be able to catch the last few performance while it was still around.

Yes, Haleconias exist where I live. I might just post a similar pic of it. I have it downstairs I think.

2:08 PM  
Blogger ~tanty~ said...

Beautiful flower and the narration is sweet :)

2:16 PM  
Anonymous kris said...

Its up to you guys to continue Krishen's legacy..may his spirit live on !

3:19 PM  
Anonymous anne said...

Very heartfelt post Edwin! Kudos to you and all your fellow actors/actresses!

4:04 PM  
Anonymous Jazzy said...

thanks for sharing reflection of the show

great flower and a photo =)

4:08 PM  
Blogger Ben said...

Excellent post Edwin.

5:35 PM  
Blogger Jane said...

You're so passionate Edwin... Congratulations!

7:10 PM  
Blogger Kala said...

we have one right outside our door =)

8:53 PM  
Blogger wmw said...

Beautiful shot. You have a very interesting garden indeed. I recall you having done a shot in the wee hours of the morning of a flower from your garden too!:o)

11:27 PM  
Blogger Felicia said...

Beautiful tribute and photo.

2:11 AM  
Blogger edwin s said...

Thank you everyone. Thank you.

2:24 AM  
Blogger Lucy said...

Reminds me of coral, or some undersea creature...lovely

11:53 PM  
Blogger Nathan said...

Beautiful photo.

11:05 AM  
Blogger Carlos said...

Quite amazing exotic plant.

5:18 PM  

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