Memoir: Praying is a common language

I grew up in a Protestant Christian household. My parents were both Korean, (raised in South Korea), they immigrated to the US in their thirties. My mother says that she was already a Christian in her native country even though South Korea’s flag depicts the mystical iChing hexagrams of Earth, Water, Air, Fire with the…

Memoir: The Mystery of Language

In Korea I would blend in physically until I’d have to speak, my accent instantly exposes me as a foreigner. When I try to communicate in Korean, I speak like a toddler, in broken half-phrases, “Me go to sleep,” kind of cave-speak, but at 3yrs old I could understand and speak fluently in both languages,…