妈妈,
今年是回不来了。
原本计划二月,后来退票了。三月我们这儿也封了,回国的机票根本买不到,就算买到了也有种种限制。
我这里都很好,你们也要照顾好自己。偶尔错过一两通电话无所谓的,不用胡猜乱想。
突然一晃又到你的生日了,你说你不想提醒自己变老了,决定从今年起不再过生日。我没准备礼物,也不知道怎么办。想来想去,还是给你写张明信片吧。
你以前告诉我说,我是你最重要的,可我希望你是你最重要的。妈妈!
嘉男
2020.12.18 维也纳
Mama,
It seems like I won’t make it home this year…
Originally I planned to come in Feb, but then the flight was cancelled. From March on we got a lockdown here, since then it is hardly possible to get a flight, even if, there are tons of regulations.
I am well generally, please take good care of yourself. If once in a while I have missed your call, please don’t get stressed and start to worry.
All of sudden it’s your birthday again. You told me that you don’t want to celebrate your birthdays anymore, it remind you of getting older. I didn’t prepare a present, not sure what to do, I thought it over, and just wrote you this card.
Once you told me that I am the most important thing in your life, but I want you to be the most important for yourself. Mama!
Jianan
18th Dec 2020 Vienna

 

The Happiest
In the year of 2020, due to Covid 19, the Vienna based artist Jianan Qu couldn’t visit his family in China.At the birthday of his mother, Jianan made this postcard for his mother’s unwanted birthday, she is no longer willing to celebrate her birthday because of ageing. 
The artist wishes anyones who has this card, could be so kind to pass on his message to his mother. No matter from who, when, or where – in order to achieve a wish that is unlimited by time and space.
最快乐的
在2020这个不平之年,旅欧艺术家曲嘉男因为疫情无法回国。在母亲生日之际,曲嘉男给他因为不想变老,决定从此不再过生日的母亲制作了一张明信片。并希望拥有这张卡片的朋友能给艺术家的母亲邮寄出这份简短的问候。无论是谁,在何时,或何处。以成全一份不受时间与空间限制的祝福。