In the thank you notes included in BTS‘s brand new Map of the Soul: 7 album, RM expressed the most genuine love and gratitude for ARMYs in a beautifully written message.
First, he shared how time has come to hold a new meaning in his heart.
Time goes by so diligently. Even when everything else comes to a stop, time does not. It keeps going. This is our record that has finally seen light after such a long period. These are the memoirs of our footsteps past. These are the sounds that are frozen in space. And as special as the year 2020 is on its own, I am thrilled to be putting down the seven of our names on the album, with no other words to describe us.
Then he thanked the fans for staying with him and the members through all that time.
Every time an album is released, I tend to get emotional. Nonetheless, I am grateful that the seven of us have reached a new stage. We’ve passed through countless dimensions and probabilities to get here. I am thankful that this book has come to be. I am honored to be holding on to this much luck. Thank you.
I know better now though — that the seven of us are not the only ones standing on the empty stage in the dark. I now see the silhouettes of everyone who has been here with us throughout our history. Some of them are tucked low, some are hanging unreachably high. I must say, that is what I’ve learned after 7 years of running toward the truth.
RM also acknowledge that he and BTS would not have been possible without the help of everyone…
I still don’t know all the names of those to whom I owe thanks. I probably can’t even write them all down. But I know that these names belong to my family, friends, the members, the agency, all the staff members and associates in the industry, and even to a brief message of encouragement from an unknown face. We all wear different name tags when we meet at different points in our lives, but I know that at this moment, I am able to smile and write this thank you note because of everyone who treated me with love when they crossed paths with me.
… especially ARMYs. He revealed that it is with ARMYs’ support that he learns the meaning of love a little more each day.
I know though, there is one final name that deserves to be at the end of this short story. And that name would belong to ARMYs. When I read out the word ARMY, it sounds Korean, but at times it also sounds English. Sometimes it even sounds Spanish. On that name tag, I see the names and face of all ARMYs around this planet. I fall asleep embracing these names that have come pouring into my arms like falling stars. I shall have a good dream — and I shall find the good vibe to keep going. Would this not be what true love looks like? I love you all. Thank you. Here’s to another record of us.
Upon his most sincere “Thanks To” which boasted his poetic side, ARMYs believe all that reading he has been doing paid off in this literary genius!
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