Friday, March 22, 2013

a lump in my throat

On, here is the harrowing, inspiring story of Lee Hyeonseo, a brave, brave woman who escaped North Korea, learned Chinese to be able to pass as Chinese, moved to South Korea, learned English, and went back to China to rescue the rest of her family from North Korea. People like Lee make me feel small, and perhaps inadvertently help me put my own troubles in perspective. I watched Lee's painful, soulful TED talk with a lump in my throat and tears in my eyes. I can only imagine how much this strong woman has suffered, and can only respect—and be awed by—how far she has come.

[Thanks to LiNK's newsletter for alerting me to this video.]


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