I remember Tzi Ma's extra special delivery of the line "demons begone" in the LA production of Flower Drum Song. With his lion's head and potent line reading, I'm sure he was able to chase whatever demons were possessing the theater far, far away.
Which brings me to my topic... they say that before Chinese New Year, it is a good practice to do one's "spring cleaning". To clear away the clutter and start the year fresh and clean. Yeah, we have a ton of junk to throw away, but before the physical messes, allow me to exorcise my mental mess first.
So... begone all demons and tormentors, unnecessary distractions, the hazy unfocused thoughts that serve no purpose. Begone from me that I may start fresh and new, uncluttered and clean. Begone from me that I may feel only lightness of being, nothing unneeded weighing me down.
Speaking of which I'd better have a clean head... I'm doing concerts this weekend in Hong Kong, and my brain had better be working at optimum level!
Kung Hei Fat Choi, everybody!!!