Did You Love Yesterday?

  Did you love yesterday? That’s a good question to ask in the morning. Of course, you can ask that before you go to bed. Most will think it’s more proper to ask at the end of the day in the form of “Did I love today?” You are still intact with the raw memories of…

Nice Knowing You

I saw Korea in my dream. I was driving to Uljiro 1ga(을지로 1가) braving the busy traffic. In real life, I will never be able to work up that much courage to drive in the Seoul traffic. Only in my dream. Then I saw myself walking on the streets of Seoul, all corners and back…

Evening Prayer

   O great and exalted God, who alone are immortal and dwell in unapproachable light! In your wisdom you created the entire universe. You separated light from darkness, giving the sun charge of the day, and the moon and stars, the night. Now, at this very hour, you permit us, sinful as we are, to…

Babysitting Saves My Day

I don’t know why they close the bookstores everywhere I go to live. I am starting to take this personally. They closed down Borders, the only bookstore on the Big Island, the very next year I moved there. Then I moved to this town in Maryland where they recently closed down yet another Borders, again,…

The Voice of God is Heard in Paradise

  The Voice of God is heard in Paradise:  “What was vile has become precious. What is now precious was never vile. I have always known the vile as precious: for what is vile I know not at all. “What was cruel has become merciful. What is now merciful was never cruel. I have always overshadowed…

To Start again

* * * * * T had her head wrapped in her hands when I walked into work. She lifted her head when I said hi, but had a little confused expression on her face. “What’s wrong?” “I don’t know. I was just at the register ringing the customer and suddenly felt dizzy and started…

The Beautiful Isolation

“The most remarkable recent epidemiologic finding relates to migrants: Some fall ill with schizophrenia not only at higher rates than the compatriots they leave behind, but at higher rates than the natives of the countries to which they have come.” – excerpt from the journal “Beyond the Brain” by Tanya Marie Luhrmann  (For the entire…

Morning Coffee with Jesus

I’ve hurt many people along the way. It was never my intention but nonetheless, I’ve hurt them. And now, I am left with guilt, and I cannot forgive myself. But who am I to forgive? Few nights ago, I laid down in bed, ready to sleep, but sleep won’t come. so I was staring at…

Newspaper on the Table

There is a newspaper on the table somebody left behind. I gladly pick it up, holding my tumbler filled with just poured decaf coffee. It’s 7 in the morning already, but the sun still hasn’t come up, and the cafe is dimly lit except the area around the big long table designed for readers. It…