Sunday, March 12, 2017

Red Cotton Tree (木棉) Flower

Out running today, I was suddenly aware that the red cotton trees are in full bloom.  The distinctive big red flowers are everywhere, even miraculously on a wire fence (I know who placed them there :-) ).  

The blooming of the red cotton tree is a sign that spring is here. Spring is a time of hope, of warmer, better days to come.  Can we look forward to a more hopeful time for Hong Kong?  That reminded me of a poem that stuck in my mind more than 40 years ago, when I was still in secondary school.

Do our young people inspire more hope than those who are in power? 

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