We’re finally home in Los Angeles. We seem to have brought the heat with us because it is unbearably hot! I’m excited to share with you our last few weeks of Korea and our joyful reunions of family and friends in the following weeks.
Let’s start with about a month ago! It’s July 24th as we enjoy a lazy brunch at Neal’s Yard in Itaewon. Do yourself a huge favor and order the quiche breakfast set if you’re ever passing by. You will not be disappointed.
We met up with Uncle David, and after a few hours of reading we set out to the Korean War Memorial in Yongsan. The exhibits were truly educational and eye-opening! I highly recommend it even if you’re not a fan of museums.
One of the most memorable and impactful exhibits from the museum was a collection of video testimonials of UN soldiers. Sure, the other exhibits were sad and moving, but this one… oh, this one was non-stop waterworks, forreal.
"If -if there’s another war in Korea today… I would go fight with my brothers…"
"I love you, I love you, I love you."
An elderly Turkish man sits reclining in a chair, barely able to move. In all seriousness and tears welling up in his eyes, he manages to sputter those words out to the camera. ㅠ.ㅠ waaahhh. Many veterans of the war around the world request to be buried in the UN Memorial Cemetery in Korea at the time of their passing to rest with their fallen brothers.
So, just think about that for a minute. Then, take some time to edumacate yourself on whatever history you come from. You will find that there is such brokenness, evil, death, and injustice in all of it. But in the end, there is also, always love.