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Mong (朦)

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"Am I dreaming of a butterfly, or does the butterfly dreaming of  becoming a human being?"

In Asia, there is a famous saying called “The Butterfly Dream.” This idiom breaks the boundary between reality and dream and means that there is no distinction between everything. And it is reinterpreted by a Korean musician named “Lim Kim” and reborn as the music called “Mong (朦)”.


She makes a new attempt to break the boundaries of race, using the discrimination and anger she has received in her life as an Asian woman. I also dream of a butterfly and try to spread the word on behalf of Asians who are between reality and ideals.

The Dreaming of Butterfly" is a part of a book written by a renowned Asian figure known as Zhang Zi. When Zhang Zi dreams of a butterfly, he experiences a sense of wonder and amazement rather than a feeling of transience or futility. This is because he felt he had transcended the act of dreaming and almost became the butterfly.


Thus, it can be interpreted as a call to view the world not only from a 'human perspective' but also from the 'perspective of natural objects,' expanding one's perspective on the world. Such an interpretation suggests that one can always view the world from the perspective of nature and that this perspective is demanded of humans as a realization.


In this context, the song employs this perspective to transcend racial boundaries. It expresses anger towards the discrimination faced as an Asian woman and simultaneously conveys a message of coexistence beyond racial barriers.


Similarly, in "Mong: The Dreaming of Butterfly," there is also a message of breaking down all boundaries and walls and moving forward. Using Korea's traditional Five Colors and combining them with modern technology and traditional culture results in a beauty that can also be appreciated.

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