Ring of Fire

“Sky, peaks of mountains, crooked pine trees, mud flat and river back in Korea once dear to me have become distant in time. But time does not forget to bring distant landscape to different places giving my memory new meaning.” – Ring of Fire

Story Map

This map shows places that we sailed with our sail boat, Melekai between 1979-1986 with our two sons, Stevaki and Ano.
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Spring Abundance

Slow, steady rain all day long fills potholes, Birdbaths and rain barrels. Between breaks from the rain, I planted basil, thyme, and red dahlias Lyn gave me next red tulips from Louise, And red zinnias from Alice. Tulips are gone by, lilac bush and columbines Are soaking up the rain under the grey sky, Flooding … Continue reading Spring Abundance

Remembering to Return

We remember the beginning and its beginning— The dance, birth, struggle, joy— Remembering how the grass sparkled in morning dew, Chipmunks pestering the birdfeed in the breeze That remembers yesterday’s howling wind That shook limbs and leaves of birches down Strewn across the fields. We remember what our mothers and fathers told us about our … Continue reading Remembering to Return

Am I listening?

Things are in and around me with the sounds of their being. Am I listening? Do I spend the time listening to their joy and plea? The potted hibiscus bloomed during the February arctic blast. Was I listening to their joy preparing for the opening ceremony? My inner chatterbox works overtime without compensation— Busy daily … Continue reading Am I listening?

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