I talk more about my travel to South Korea and my visit to the baby home where I was an orphan, in part two of my story on Sister Theresa on my web (www.hanahawley.com). Read an excerpt below:
Everything I see makes sense, but it feels unreal and intangible. I breathe deeper, open my eyes wider. If I could dig my bare toes into the ground, scrunch the earth between my toes and somehow immerse myself in my surroundings I would. If it wouldn’t be rude, or be weird, I would walk off by myself for an hour or two, sit in the middle of the lawn somewhere, let the past find me.
Photo by Etienne Boulanger
She is a girl playing dress-up in a nun’s habit. A rainbow-tailed unicorn, disguised as a workhorse.
She runs toward me with her arms outstretched and I am four, five, and six–my stubby legs propelling me forward until I am swathed in the dove-grey of her skirt, a child with her heart broken, a lost thing without a mom or dad. (Read the FULL STORY) at Hanahawley.com
Photo by me, Daegu, South Korea at White Lily Baby Home
“The demand for your genre is down right now,” her literary agent had said kindly before her move to Tokyo. In her bleaker moments, Hanako reinterpreted that to mean, “no one gives a shit about what you’ve written right now.” READ THE STORY at http://www.hanahawley.com
Find out how Jiro got his start in modeling at Hanako and Jiro in Japan! The link is below.
Photo by Alexander Dummer
Find out why Dodgeball is good for you…told from Jiro’s perspective at HanaHawley.Com
Photo by Daniel Von Appen
Korean. I’m Korean. Did she speak Korean? Anyoung haseyo? A shake of the head. “I’m sorry. I don’t speak Korean, either.”
Sometimes, she couldn’t help but say, “sad, I know. Pathetic, really,” depending on how insecure she felt about it at the moment. (READ the rest of the chapter at my website.
photo by Thien Dang on Unsplash
If you’re like me, you’re constantly on the lookout for good reads! Last week, I read two books I normally wouldn’t have tried. And I am so glad I did. The first was, Jane of Austin, by Hillary Manton Lodge (a surprisingly fun adaptation of Jane Austen’s Sense and Sensibility), and Gone: a Girl, a Violin, a Life Unstrung, by Min Kym. I couldn’t put either of these books down!
See if you might like to add these books to your reading list this summer by skimming my book reviews at:Hana’s Book Reviews