Souls in Love – HANDS 15th Anniversary

Synopsis

If our souls can be weighed, how much is given to love?
No one remains alone forever. We are bound by love.
Love is familiar. It is a part of us as we live and breathe, at every waking moment.
Yet, can any of us truly grasp its meaning? Is there even a meaning to love?
Some say that modern day love is only imagery – it is passionate, it overwhelms, and is selfish.
We kill love with trivialities – who has taken too much, who has given too little.
No one should stay if the love is unrequited.
Love is not always a sad tale about passions and regrets.
Nor is it an unfaltering candle always burning bright.
Love is a schemer of the highest order, arousing all sorts of emotions within us
at different times, and sometimes all at once. In love, we find warmth and cold,
fight and desertion, joy and hatred, satisfaction and annoyance.
Some say we can measure the value of our existence by the weight of our love.
Love is never right or wrong.
We find love in the sweet whisperings of a young courting couple;
and in the drone of a spinning, jaded city.
And sometimes we find love in complete silence.
Love penetrates, tussles, and scathes our hearts. Like a scar marked with its memories
– it cannot be mended or erased. Like the multi-coloured shades of love,
the gradient of our lives change with every encounter.
We all have tales of love of our own. Some are explicit, and others are locked away
in the deep vaults of our hearts.
Love is an image. An abstract notion, yet so real.
Will we ever truly understand love? No one really knows.

Awards Nominations

10th BOH Cameronian Awards (2013)

  • Nominated for Best Solo Performance (Instrumental) – Fung Chern Hwei for Zero Distance in Souls in Love, musical direction by Susan Sarah John
  • Nominated for Best Original Composition – Jimmy Ch’ng & Fung Chern Hwei for Zero Distance in Souls in Love, musical direction by Susan Sarah John
  • Nominated for Best Production Values – Souls In Love by Hands Percussion, musical direction by Susan Sarah John

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