Wednesday, June 05, 2013
The candle light vigil started normally. We arrived at 7:30 PM and were able to squeeze into the second last soccer field. Soon the organizers declared the soccer fields full, and started directing people to the grass field across from the soccer fields.
Then the rain came, at precisely 8PM. People started wiping out their umbrellas. A young lady offered to shelter the young man next to her with her umbrella. The young man, in turn, offered to share his plastic sheet with me. Fortunately, my youngest daughter had an umbrella with her. it was enough to keep my camera dry, otherwise I would have to leave.
Soon it was pouring, and we all got soaked despite all the umbrellas. Amazingly, some people managed to keep their candles lit under the umbrellas. And gradually, more and more candles were lit again.
Many people brought their young ones, many of them not yet born in 1989, when the massacre happened.
It is yet another sign that the sense of right and wrong is very powerful. The power of evil cannot completely overcome the sense of justice after-all.