A Colourless Day

A Colourless Day
Nikon FM10 with Sigma 70-210mm 1:4-5.6 on AgfaPhoto APX Pro 100 (B/W)

March 22, 2008,
The day for Taiwan's 2008 Presidential Election.
The day's eve saw pan-greens shouting, pan-blues yelling;
Presidential hopefuls waving hand, presidential supporters returning flags.
Economic issues dominate the theme of both camps in this election,
Yet we can still see the omnipresent Colour issue taking its usual role.
Perhaps conflicts are of necessity in the course of change,
And passion and demands in the name of democracy,
I do, however, somehow find peace
In those good, old, colourless days.
But no.
Not those days in which there was only one Colour, one dominating Colour,
For, despite all the absurdity we see,
This division of Colour is actually hard won, literally with blood and sweat.
So no.
Not those days in which there was no division of Colour;
But those days in which there was no division of peoples on one land;
Those days in which people really treated their fellow countryman as,
Really,
His fellow countryman.