Renhai Reflections 89: An Encounter (Extra note)
An Encounter: Interpretations
In posted Renhai a couple of days ago (An Encounter), about a rise and fall of a kite, Polona mention in a comment the following:
"cute on a superficial level and much deeper if one cares to think"
From this Zhanna and I realized that this simple renhai has depth that we had not imagined. I have therefore added this to the comments of the Renhai:
[It is interesting that different individuals have interpreted this renhai in different ways. For example, if the kite is taken as a woman that got infatuated with another man (purple kite) after she got to the top of the society thanks to her first man, then she sort of deserves what she got, i.e. falling down from that height. That encounter was wrong. :-)
Another interpretation is more on the serious side. It is the idea that society has been flirting with higher and higher levels of debt and living above its needs (the first verse depicts the early days of this society; the 2nd verse up to about the beginning of 2008)... and now, the experience of the downward spiral of the worldwide economic collapse of 2009!]
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