Today has been a hard day here in South Korea. The weather is miserable and it almost feels like Korea itself is crying because of what happened. At school today, you could not only see but also feel the pain and heartache that all the teachers have today because of the ferry tragedy.
What I also realized today was that exactly a week ago, my school went on a field trip and we took a ferry as well. It wasn’t to Jeju, but the waters we traveled were very close to the sinking sight. I kept thinking about, how it could have been me and my school, and my students, and I just can’t imagine all the pain this whole country is going through right now.
My heart goes out to all the parents and families who are still missing their loved ones. May they come back home safely.