I have other writings to finish and other priorities to-do, but I decided to sit down and write this.
My friends have sent me links since morning, about the Inter Korean Summit that is still happening today as I write this. The CNN reported that Kim Jong-Un has been the first leader of North Korea who crossed the demarcation line of North Korea and South Korean at the DMZ. As I watched the 5 minutes clips, I don’t know what triggered me, but I cried for a mere 10 minutes or so.
I have the privilege to visit the DMZ couple years ago. When I look back, I only remembered that I wanted to visit it, because it is interesting. But when I actually visited the place, it was more heart wrenching rather than exciting.
I don’t know what will happen at the meetings, I don’t know what decision they are going to make. Put the politics, the negative intentions, and the controversies aside. All I see is not only the picture of two men shaking hands but acceptance and openness.
I still don’t know what triggered me to cry, but I think that is what we need more of. Some other day, it will be called empathy, but for me, I’m just being human who has a feeling. War is never going to solve anything, as well as conflict. Whether it is between countries, communities, rooftops, or between short comments on the air.
We, will always better than this.
Kim Jong Un kicked off this morning’s meeting with Moon Jae-in by telling him they should meet more often. “As I walked over here, I thought, why was it so difficult to get here? The separating line wasn’t even that high to cross. It was too easy to walk over that line and it took us 11 years to get here.”