The sun is a symbol for a new h o p e for the Sichuan people. It is a reminder that time does not stop and the people must continue on in hopes of a new day. Just as the sun rises from the darkness so must the people of Sichuan r i s e from this tragedy.
is represented by a wall on the riverâ€™s edge that, if viewed from the walk, looks like a rising sun. On the wall will be a quote about h o p e for a new and brighter day.
that the earthquake left on the Sichuan people is represented by a water feature that is in the shape of an earthquake epicenter. The water cascades down each level of the the epicenter. The rays of h o p e that exude from the sun help h e a l over the scar that the earthquake has left on the people as well as the land of Sichuan.
of the sun cross over the water feature and extend into more private areas of contemplation. Between the rays are small water walls that have one of the words peace, h o p e , unity, and love written on each of them.