Monday, November 30, 2009

a Memory or 3




Dried skate at the Busan Fish Market



A Variety of sea cuisine at Busan Fish Market



Rows of helmets at the DMZ in Korea, before entering the Third Tunnel.


10 comments:

Wendy said...

Great pics! It is in the most natural and everyday photos that beauty is found. I also love the new pic in your sidebar--great looking couple!

Mia_h_n said...

Hey! I think I got a picture of the same dried fish! ;)
These pictures only fuel my impatience to go back! I can't wait..

And yeah, I'm loving your new picture, too :)

Jo said...

I wouldn't mind tasting the sea cuisine :)

Melissa said...

Ha, thanks Wendy :) I wanted to post some photos simply because I am missing the newness and wonder of the first trip...I'm trying to hold onto all the good memories...

Mia, I am feeling equally nostalgic, even though I just went in September...

Jo, you're more adventurous than am I..."look not touch" for me...

Mia_h_n said...

Melissa, you gotta try it! All of it. When in Korea...;)

Wendy said...

I know our trip was all about M and her journey to truth, but I have to say I miss it so much. I think due to her age and our circumstances it is also mine. My friendships with her foster family, friends, nannies, and finder have blossomed, it is with those people I have found extended family. We have all become very close all due to one very wonderful little girl. I miss them as they do us--I wish we could go back this year.

Mei-Ling said...

In regards to the whole "memories" point, even though (like you) I desire to remember as much as I can, I am also reaching the point where I must say it hurts to remember.

Melissa said...

Mei-Ling...I actually can relate. That's in part why I posted these particular photos. In an earlier comment, I responded to Wendy by saying that I had posted these photos because "I'm trying to hold onto all the good memories..."

I've really been having a hard time lately, and had reached the point a while back where "it hurts to remember." I don't even really know how to put words to all that I've been feeling.

But anyhow, perusing through my photos and posting these particular ones are my own ways of coping with and mediating the pain...

So, I just say all this to say that my heart feels for you and is with you...I am sorry for the deep and profound emotion that must be overwhelming you...

Tyler said...

Awesome pics, I also got to see the DMZ when I went in Sept. Did you get to go in building that was on the boarder? It was kind of neat and scary at the same time looking looking at the N. Korean soldier that where about 100m away.

Melissa said...

Tyler...sorry it has taken me a while to respond to your question about the DMZ...I have been inside the building at the border, but it was when i was 10. It was a very scary and eery feeling, I remember, though. I have photos from that visit, and in one of them, a North Korean soldier is looking through the window doing some of kind of angry gesture with his hand...