Pet Sounds: A series in which teaching staff and students from the English Department reflect on a piece of music or song. [Read all entries.] [Revisit the “Headspace” series.] [Revisit the “Ongoing” series.] [Revisit the “Interrogative” series.]
As I am currently preparing to move out of Hong Kong, I find myself really lucky to have spent the last four years in this city, learning from and sharing with all these brilliant people.
I have chosen one of the latest releases from Linkin Park, titled “One More Light”.
Yellow. Green. Blue.
Birth. Life. Death.
Love. Human. Hate.
This song reminds me of many things that happened this July. Old journeys end with farewells, leading to new journeys. Old happenings turned into new memories, while old memories recalled by new happenings.
Green, the colour of life, is a vigorous yellow moving towards a tranquil blue. So does life itself. Lights go out. But memories last so that we can see.
Therefore, remember and keep going, letting out the light.
Sophia Zhang Xinyue is a graduate of the Department of English (Class of 2017).