Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Remembering June 4th

This post is to share a video clip of the June 4th 1989 tragedy and background history and to repost the song “Flower of Freedom” to commemorate those who needlessly perished for an ideal on that day, in the hands of their own countrymen.

“Nothing fixes a thing so intensely in the memory as the wish to forget it,” Michel de Montaigne once said. Those who witnessed the tragedy would know what he meant.

For those who did not witness it, here is a video clip produced by the HK Professional Teachers’ Union of the June 4th 1989 tragedy and background history:-

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZvBWU-AlLso


The unforgettable song “Flower of Freedom”:-

忘不了的, 年月也不會蠶蝕
心中深處始終也記憶那年那夕
曾經痛惜, 年月裡轉化為力
一點真理, 一個理想永遠地尋覓

We cannot forget, nor will time wear away our memory;
Deep in our heart we always recall that day in that year.
We felt the pain, but time has turned it into strength.
One bit of truth and one ideal are what we will forever seek.

悠悠長長繼續前航不懂去驚怕
荊荊棘棘通通斬去不必多看它
浮浮沉沉昨日人群雖不說一話
不想清楚分析太多真心抑意假

We continue on a long long journey but we know no fear.
We will cut away all hindering thorns, not minding them one bit.
People of yesterday went through thick and thin in silence;
They didn’t want to hear more reasoning, be it true or unreal.

但有一個夢, 不會死, 記著吧
無論雨怎麼打, 自由仍是會開花
但有一個夢, 不會死, 記著吧
來自你我的心, 記著吧

But there is a dream that will not die - remember.
No matter how hard it rains, freedom will still bloom,
But there is a dream that will not die – remember.
It comes from your heart and mine – remember.

忘不了的, 留下了不死意識
深深相信始終會變真某年某夕
如此訊息, 仍賴你跟我全力
加一把勁, 將這理想繼續在尋覓

We cannot forget, as has prevailed our undying belief.
We deeply trust some day it will finally turn real.
This message, depends on you and me,
Doing our best, to keep searching for that ideal.

悠悠長長繼續前航不懂去驚怕
荊荊棘棘通通斬去不必多看它
浮浮沉沉昨日人群雖不說一話
不想清楚分析太多真心抑意假

We continue on a long long journey but we know no fear.
We will cut away all hindering thorns, not minding them one bit.
People of yesterday went through thick and thin in silence;
They didn’t want to hear more reasoning, be it true or unreal.

但有一個夢, 不會死, 記著吧
無論雨怎麼打, 自由仍是會開花
但有一個夢, 不會死, 記著吧
來自你我的心, 記著吧

But there is a dream that will not die - remember.
No matter how hard it rains, freedom will still bloom,
But there is a dream that will not die – remember.
It comes from your heart and mine – remember.

但有一個夢, 不會死, 記著吧
無論雨怎麼打, 自由仍是會開花
但有一個夢, 不會死, 記著吧
來自你我的心, 記著吧

But there is a dream that will not die - remember.
No matter how hard it rains, freedom will still bloom,
But there is a dream that will not die – remember.
It comes from your heart and mine – remember.

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