And what a bright future we might have…

Sitting up while I should be sleeping, enjoying the cautious optimism on Arirang. Kim Jong-un has made history crossing in to the south, but in an unscripted move President Moon Jae-in crossed to the north for a moment with him. It was only a handshake and a photo op, but it was unplanned and demonstrative of a desire for change.

The blind and hopeful child within me likes to believe in the strength of will of individuals to shape the world and cross border after border against the best advice.

It is curious to imagine these people of the world, busy in thought, turning their eyes towards the countless spheres that shine above us, and making them reflect the only images their minds contain…So do the shadows of our own desires stand between us and our better angels, and thus their brightness is eclipsed.
– Charles Dickens (Barneby Rudge)