Intimate Moments / The Color Green.

Green and Maroon Mark Rothko, 1953. There's just something extremely charming and mesmerizing about gardening for me. I used to disregard it as a boring and geriatric activity without much meaning. There was a section in the garden in my childhood home that contained these fascinating, blooming red and white rose bushes. When my father…

Intimate Moments / The Color Yellow.

Untitled (Yellow, Orange, Yellow, Light Orange) Mark Rothko, 1955. My father once told me that our ancestors immigrated to Taiwan before the ultimate demise of the Qing, which was the last imperial dynasty of China. So basically, my ancestors were one of the first ones to move to this little island. It was quite a…

Intimate Moments / The Color Orange.

Orange, Red, Yellow Mark Rothko, 1961. (Again, not understanding nor appreciating the value of his painting here, but it conveniently works with the topic I'm writing about. This painting sold for almost $87 million USD on 8th of May, 2012 at Christie's.) Out of the tens and hundreds in the sea of clothing that I have,…

Intimate Moments / The Color Rouge.

Seagram Mural Section 6 Mark Rothko, 1959. (I don't really "get" Rothko enough to appreciate his works of art...) I have a mundane secret. Actually, cross that, I have multiple secrets. I never kept any of these facts away intentionally. They are just so plain, minuscule, and easy to overlook. That's why they are untold.…

Unsent Love Letter: Second to None.

Poker Game Cassius Marcellus Coolidge, 1894. There was a boy in my life whose present and future tenses no longer involve my existence. It was nobody's fault in this particular instance. Although, if I were to argue, it'd be entirely mine. I saw the ending before the beginning of something solely and absolutely wonderful. I left.…