For the past few months, Ming has been thinking hard about what kind of wedding gift to buy me and Shorty. I told him to get me a blender or something but he took that as an insult. He said as my business partner he wanted to give me something more meaningful. So one day he had the idea to buy Shorty and me a piece of art. Our first piece of art at least.
He knew that Shorty and I are into an artist called Coplu. So he got the gallery to send us a catalog and got us to pick one. In the end we both fell in love with one of the pieces and chose it. Yesterday it got delivered to our apartment.
This is Shorty admiring it.
This piece is called “Almost there”. It’s portrays the husband and wife working together (the husband rowing and the wife reaching for the ladder) to get to a goal. How I interpreted it on a personal level was that Shorty and I are about to start our married lives. We are about to face lots of struggles or married life or the rest of our lives together and this painting is a reminder to us that as hard as we try… push a little bit more. Because we’re “Almost there”.
I have never really learned to appreciate art. But this is one piece… that I can relate to. And thanks to Ming…. we have it.