Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Korean Kindness

Today, I received a touching surprise in the mail: a package from a former student from Seoul, Republic of Korea, a kind and thoughtful young man.

The package itself was so beautiful and so well wrapped for its journey that I took pictures of each stage of opening: first the outer paper and tape; then bubble wrap; then beautiful gold and green silk with two sets of bows; then a traditional card; then paper with Korean language, old and new, tied with twine tipped with what looked like seed pods; then a lovely textured box; and finally a tea set in bubble wrap and fitted box.

I shall make green tea later this afternoon and think of gentle Hojin and his simple kindness, with love.

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