Happy Birthday Lay!!!
Happy Birthday to our visionary Yixing!!
• in our 6th EXO millennium •
• Autumn •
Today is yours, our dear Yixing. Today we honor you on your 27th birthday! We are once again so proud of what you have accomplished this year in your current and future solo and group endeavors as the opening of 2018 has brought a renewed and fresh energy.
Dear Yixing, our conscientious artist, our whole hearted philanthropist, our beloved, endearing, and sedulous soul. We are ever inspired by, and in awe of your commitment to the art of creation. We admire your steadfast dedication, and the love in your eyes when you speak about the work that you have worked so diligently to perfect. We hope to be instrumental in investing in the world you seek to create. We hope as your Xingmis, your XBacks, your EXO-Ls that we can dream this future with you, and endeavor to make it real.
In your memoir, 24, you once modestly stated that, “there was never talent, only hard work” and that “someone asked me, what colour were those two years of living in Korea? I thought about it for a long time. There was no colour, I don’t know what colour hard work is.” These pure statements speak to your ethic, and commitment to the undiluted labor of creation. They speak to your ardent passion for perfecting the chemistry that is your expressive voice. They reflect the otherworldly space where which your ideas stem. Ones who have witnessed your journey throughout the years that have led to the birth of your first, and second sons eagerly anticipate the debut of your third son. We await the next chapter of your self discovery. We await the unveiling of your patient actualization.
In the world that you dream, all are connected and attuned to the sacred space of music. In the world that you dream, music is a symbolic and cathartic space for deep exploration and cerebral conversation. In the world that you dream, music can be understood and felt on multifarious levels. In the world that you dream, we are not limited in the way we appear, think, speak, or feel. In the world that you dream, we are multifaceted, uninhibited beings. In the world that you dream, the word “can’t” does not exist. In the world that you dream, work and hard work are the surest ways to happiness and fulfillment. In the world that you dream, there is balance and ever turbocharged potential. In the world that you dream, time is a figment of the mundane mind. In the world that you dream, music is healing. In the world that you dream, music is the answer.
When we are able to dream as you dream Yixing, there is nothing that is impossible. When you believe wholeheartedly in your power, in your vision, and in your purpose, there is nothing that you cannot attain. There is no place that you cannot go. There is no ceiling, only consistent elevation. Yixing, you teach us that to believe is the first step toward success. We must first believe, and watch the world unfold to us. We must first believe, and witness the natural gifts we are all endowed with flourish and grow. We must first believe.
We hope to honor your commitment to believing by believing in our dreams and potential by releasing the idea that we “can’t” and to instead believe that we “can” and “already have.” We hope to redefine, and shift the paradigm of perceived potential. We hope to dream the world that you dream into reality, Yixing, not by pure whim alone but by steady hard work to which you have continually devoted yourself. Let us eternally dream greater, and grander worlds together.
Let our relationship of continued support and enduring love continue to strengthen as we continue our journey together. May you continue to be blessed in this new year and may you also be blessed with many more prolific years of happiness, and mental, emotional, spiritual, physical, and vocal health.
-Aqua + Pisces –