The Miracle Sea-Parting Festival

The spring is here in Korea despite an annual phenomenon called 꽃샘추위, a period when we all think the warm weather has arrived only then for it to be pushed aside by an unrelenting cold snap.  This expression literally translates to “the cold envies the flowers” (꽃=flowers, 샘=jealousy/envy, 추위=the cold).  As the spring flowers are …

Elements

Art/Visuals by Jessica Chen This collaboration was published in the University of Illinois (UIUC) Campus Honors Program’s Equinox literary magazine. It is featured on pages 32-34 of the fourth issue, released in 2016. https://www.honors.illinois.edu/Equinox.shtml