Umbrella 2.0 - The Second Meaning
The symbol of the umbrella reminds us of what Hong Kong has been going through since 2014…...
While we are still witnessing the changes every day,
What we saw challenged our eyes
What we knew challenged our mind.
Can you believe in what you see?
Can you believe in what you’ve once known?
When “black” and “white” are hard to be separated, identified or justified,
What can WE hold on to?
When “black” and “white” are confronting and confusing each other,
Where shall WE stand?
When Hongkongers choose to stand under their umbrellas
Not only under the sun or rain,
But among tear gas and pepper spray,
What is the second meaning of umbrellas in Hong Kong now?
Perhaps it is a calling for us
To hold on tight, strive to survive
No matter rain or shine… … even gas.
香港人，撐下去，for humanity and our future!