This past week here in the United States we celebrated our Thanksgiving holiday. A time throughout history to give thanks for one’s blessings and also to enjoy a feast to celebrate a harvest. For me, I am giving additional thanks to Mr. Lee for bombarding us with a myriad of IG updates. Although this does appear to be somewhat of a shallow offering of thanks, I am equally thankful that Donghun seems to have settled into this public service duties insofar as to pause and miss his Choice.
First he surprised us with a series of IG Story updates:
November 20, 2021
Caption: ㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋ [Kekekekekekeke]
Looks like his furry niece, Hae, wants to chase that fast moving hyena. No, no Miss Hae . . . not advisable!
November 22, 2021
When is a sunset not a beautiful thing to behold?
November 25, 2021
Our hardworking public servant – was this after a long day of work? Even if he insists on blurring out his handsome face, it will always be good to see . . . er, even semi-see him throughout his service.
November 26, 2021
Caption: 방에 들어오고 싶니..? [Do you want to come into the room..?]
We totally get it Hae . . . we would want to be near him, too!
Then, on November 27, Donghun updated his Instagram account not once, but twice. First with a series of pictures:
He also added an additional comment: 나도 보고싶고 다들 궁금 하고 반가워 난 잘 지내 거강 잘 챙기려고 하고 있고 밥 잘 챙겨먹어서 살도 쪘어 다들 고마워 thank you miss you
Translation: I miss you, too. It’s nice to see you all. I’m doing well. I’m trying to take care of myself and I’ve gained weight by eating well. Thank you all. thank you miss you
Oh my . . . it is SO good to see him – and it is almost like he gave us a day in his life, starting with waking up in the morning, work, eat, cat (Hae) therapy, and safely back home for the night. Kind of full circle in seven pictures, right?
The pièce de résistance is the second post for November 27, however. Yes, yes, YES it is always fantastic to see our gorgeous Mr. Lee via his picture updates, but our main vocal went one step further yesterday, he gave us something we all have been missing tremendously: his voice.
I don’t know if this is an original composition (my gut is telling me it is) or a cover – but, either way, it is a one minute slice of heaven and positively sublime.
Something seems to be a little something that may end up being on a future A.C.E project or, perhaps uploaded to the group’s Soundcloud? This of course is my wishful thinking but I have to put it out there in the universe to help manifest the reality. True it has only been a little over two months since Donghun left to serve but I think he is misses sharing what it is he was born to do and knows we miss it just as much. I certainly hope we can expect him to share more song clips along this journey. Wouldn’t it be outrageously fantastic if he did and, come discharge day, we find out that it has been one long teaser to a full album?! Oh my . . . dare to dream (and manifest)!
[Image and video cr. bldhue]