Hello and Thank You!
Dear my website visitors:
In this lovely dawn of 2018, let me send you my warmest wishes and gratitude to you for being my valued visitors. Sincere thanks to the Earthlink website maintenance specialists and artists for their valued services as well.
Also, let me extend my profound thanks to Messrs. Michael Organ of Tuck Magazine and Changming Yuan of Poetry Pacific for publishing my poems or stories in 2017, especially Tuck Magazine for the recent publication of the story, A Forgotten Story of War, which is an excerpt of my novel, Nayoung’s Journey, and two more poems.
I must note how brilliant it was for Tuck Magazine to attach a certain image to the above story, an image of an unknown Korean girl staring out with her baby brother strapped around her back, with an American combat tank positioned as a backdrop. When I first looked at the photo, something about the girl brought me to tears from the way she was staring out in her profound innocence. In that silent stare, she seems to be pleading me to unravel her silence kept for centuries in The Land of Morning Calm. What privilege it must be if I can even attempt to fulfill her wish. However, let me lay it aside for warmer days to come.
As I sit here with my old computer, I feel grateful for having journeyed this far with 7½ lives (a bit less than an old cat), much of which have been spent in my cluttered city life. To look for a modicum of calm and peace, I rambled around the parks, strolled in the sunny side of sidewalks, or drifted into humble cafés at quiet hours. In return, together with some poetic pictures, they gave me a lovely basketful of poems and stories, a fraction of which have been published in a few literary magazines and in my website.
I am happy to say that after years of toiling I’ve completed a novel, Nayoung’s Journey, for which I’m now seeking a home with a literary agent or a small press. It is a provocative story about a young Korean woman coming of age in America with her broken dream. In this page there is an array of photo journalistic images I introduce as a kind of a visual preamble, hoping that Nayoung the protagonist will see her story published one day. If you, my kind visitors, happen to have any recommendation or advice on this matter, you are more than welcome to drop a few words in the email box below.
If I may, let me close this message with the following wishes:
Just as the world has come closer to our fingertips, may the possibilities for a peaceful and gentler world be ever closer to us all!
I thank you and wish you the very best New Year in excellent health and peace!
Most cordially, Therese
January 2018 © Therese Young Kim