Former Idol Min Yoongi is struggling to write his next album. He knows he’ll never live up to the success of his first solo outing, and the pressure is getting to him. After a series of minor scandals, his manager and best friend Jimin ships him off to Harmony Retreat, an ecotourism resort deep in the Daegu countryside. With electronics strictly forbidden and no company but a rooster, a dog, and his eccentric host Kim Taehyung, Yoongi’s not sure how he’s going to get through this – let alone write a hit song.
I didn’t expect anything when I clicked this. I mean, I read everything from the tag. But this story is so beautifully-written (I relate to Yoongi character’s so much).
In this retelling of Hades and Persephone, our god of the seasons and plant-life is a grumpy gardener who complains about pesticide use, and our god of the underworld is a goofy people-person who likes daisies and has never tasted a strawberry.
This is the story of a year; of frolicking in gardens; of a strawberry thief; of neglecting duties; of bottling-up feelings; of apologetic kidnappings; of a winter vacation; of second and third chances; of mischievous friends; of opposites.
my favorite thing i’ve learned in college is that way back in ancient china there was this poet/philosopher guy who wrote this whole pretentious poem about how enlightened he was that was like “the eight winds cannot move me” blahblahblah and he was really proud of it so he sent it to his friend who lived across the lake and then his friend sends it back and just writes “FART” (or the ancient Chinese equivalent) on it and he was SO MAD he travels across the lake to chew his friend out and when he gets there his friend says “wow. the eight winds cannot move you, but one fart sends you across the lake”
i hope the rest of july treats you well, august leaves you happy, september fills you with warmth, october gives you closure, november gives you new beginnings, december gives you A love of your life, and 2018 is fruitful and you love and are loved