"I’m pretty happy with the progress to this point. I’m not looking to the future. I’m just enjoying the moment. Time shifts and flows, and we can only breathe. This is what I feel to be true.
In my craggy brain there are memories of a small child playing under an ancient Gingko tree in our home in Seoul. My father used to say that the tree was so old that the young boy emperor played beneath the same tree many hundred years ago. Even then I knew it must be a fable. But I loved the sense of connection and history, and I felt I belonged to something much grander than my tiny troubles with my brothers.
Anyway, enough of that. I’m thrilled to see the sprout getting bigger. Thanks for this chance."