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How Long Does Grief Stay?

How Long Does Grief Stay?


Everybody tries to avoid this word “grief.” As much as possible you don’t like to talk about it, you deny it. But it happens, and life is rough sometimes.

You say “It’s okay,” but it’s not okay. You try to hide what’s in your mind; that little black box.

How do you cope with grief?

No one can avoid grief. Each carries lives with him/her on the journey. You walk alone, but others are hanging on with you. You become their pride, their alliance, their spare tire. How can you be so low?

You prod them to advance in your hint of indifference and dash of arrogance. Your tears are never shown because you strive to struggle with something more than your grief. You make it hard for them to catch with you, but you are just there. How long can you stride without falling?

Have you watched how poor kids share leftovers?
Have you seen how a father gets murdered?
Have you felt how someone grieves over a beloved’s failure?
Have you been with someone in an i…

The Character “Bidam (Kim Nang Gil)” in Queen Seon Duk

The Character “Bidam (Kim Nang Gil)” in Queen Seon Duk

How could the character of “Bidam” in the drama series “Queen Seon Duk” be forgotten?  You Tube followers admire Kim Nang Gil in his commendable acting.
I saw this character last year in a role that I will cherish.  I fell in love with Bidam.  Maybe, because the actor who portrays the role is handsome and with awesome acting talent.
When his eyes moved they show what he’s in for:  what he wants without talking.  His eyes express the story he is acting upon.  The role suits him so the viewers want to connect.
“Bidam” breathes like us.  He becomes one of us.
And though the show is fiction (almost based in Korean legends), it brings Korea to where the viewers are.
In this regard, a short fiction story must put emphasis on character, remember “Frankenstein?”  Different fictional worlds make different demands to the reader and get various responses creating real characters with flesh and blood.
Movies with movie characters alive and never for…