02, Dec 2010 04:46
The multinational passerby, each heading for their own direction, though those paths may lead to the same global calling. The giant boards along the winding roads of Cancun, that omnipresent message, at once both welcoming and intimidating. "Welcome to COP16/CMP6. Mexico. The place you thought you knew." Advertisements for Hooter's stand in awkward juxtaposition with anonymous cries for world peace and sustainable development, graffiti by some unknown idealist. Elements of change to counter climate change, prayers, silent among the restless crowds, roaring quietly in the buzz of early afternoon transportation.
7 Young Ambassadors. 9 days to make a difference.
We ring our bells in religious fervor, if for nothing but for the world to hear that one singular message.
Our battle cry for peace. Our audacity in modesty. The prayers of Taiwan's E-Generation, crystallized in four Chinese characters, in declaration to the world and in blessings for the generations to come.
Cancun. We are here.
--- note by Andrew Hsu