Huo Zun’s “Xi Chun Ci” (霍尊 – 惜春词) is stuck in my head. I hum it all the time while doing anything that doesn’t require Mark-Watney-creating-water-level concentration. The song is taking over my life!
I hope some talented person out there would make an awesomely tear-jerking Chronicle of Life
MV with this song ‘cuz the lyrics reflects perfectly the inner turmoil of the major characters, not to mention the melody is insanely addictive.
Sigh… I’m still picking up the pieces of my heart off the floor.
Chronicle of Life (寂寞空庭春欲晚) is a tragic love story between a palace attendant who has forgotten her past, an emperor who is determined to help her remember, and a cousin who prays she never does. Their relationship is complicated from the start. It becomes impossible when her memory returns. Every choice they make turns their lives more wretched than before, leaving them wondering if they would ever have a happy ending.
Cousin Nalan Rongruo has no one to blame but himself for his misery. If only he had let Liang’er die with her family, he wouldn’t have loved her with his life. If only he had eloped with her and ignored his duty to protect the emperor, she would’ve lived a blissfully ignorant life. If only he hadn’t accepted the blame her family’s death, they would’ve been married and perhaps even happy. If only he could be a bit more selfish, a bit more heartless, a bit more devious, his life would’ve been so much easier. Oh, I love him so!