I saw the Facebook events page and realised that the Museum of Broken Relationships was ending on 18th. I had free time only on the 17th. I then left a Plurk, saying,
off he goes to visit the Museum of Broken Relationships…
The Museum was tucked away in a not-so-small corner of the Esplanade. It was in the Jendela, a Visual Arts Space by Cristal Caritas Trust. The items displayed, from what I know, are just a small part of the collection that the main Meseum has. However, I can’t help but to wonder why are there so many items with Singapore connections on display. I was expecting more items from other countries.
Still, this Mesuem showcases a part of our life which we usually keep quiet about. No matter how much each of us broken hearted says I have let go, there is always a remanent of the relationship remain within us. Be it memories; tokens of affection; or simply a feeling or a thought, all these still tie us together, bond us. Some of the displays are quite emotional (love letters), some are simply comical (a torned caterpillar, representing a long-distance relationship that went bad). Still the significance is still there.
I am wondering should I send mine? I guess not. I rather keep things within me and private. What is there to share when the feelings and emotions are just to remain within the affected?