The traditional term for homosexuality in China is “the passion of the cut sleeve boys” (断袖之癖), so named from the story of Emperor Ai of Han (27 BCE - 1 BCE) and Dong Xian (23 BCE - 1 BCE). As the story goes, Emperor Ai fell in love with a minor official named Dong Xian. Dong Xian quickly gained the Emperor’s favor. One afternoon as they slept in bed, Emperor Ai woke up. Rather than wake his lover, he cut the sleeves of his robe to let his lover sleep longer. Homosexuality was regarded as a normal affair up until the late Qing dynasty when the government attempted to westernize the country.
So….is this why a lot of gay guys wear sleeveless shirts?
Went paddle boarding and man I’m in love. There’s just something about standing on a board while paddling your way around on water that just got me. There was this sense of calm control, strength and energy that just felt right. I’m the guy that normally doesn’t go to the beach but I think I found my reason to go. After paddling for the first time I think I found something that just felt so me, something that I know I’d love to enjoy throughout the year, something that I’d love to share. It’s the strangest feeling but man there’s something about this that feels so right.
I admit, I do snowboard every blue moon and like it, I also go cycling and enjoy that too but man… this one just tops it all for me. I even told mom about it without telling too much and she thinks it sounds fun. yeah… my mom was sort of happy for me and she normally doesn’t like me to be exposed to the elements.
Gosh..I’m so glad me and Jad saw those paddle boarders last week. I’ll never forget saying man… I want to do that. Now here I am eagerly wanting to be a regular. Have a great day everyone. Happy finals fellow Art Center students.
so…there’s people at school super stressing and I have to admit I’m not stressed right now. Is that bad? hopefully not. anyway when they rant to me I’ve been plugging into this song. hope you’re enjoying it as much as me. have a great day <3