I recently got a book titled “For the First Time”. It was written by a man named Shin, Young-bok. He was imprissoned for 20 years and 20 days in a South Korea prison for joining a student movement against military rule. He wrote many books while in prison, and this particular book is full of drawings and short proverbs I found interesting. It was nice to get a translated book in my hands.
The Rings of the Tree
What the rings of a tree teach us is that
a tree grows even in winter,
And the part that grows in winter is harder than
the part that grows in the summer.