When one travels, it is easy to come across something new and special.

It happened to me when we arrived in Homigot in Youngilman, located at the eastern end of the South Korean peninsula.

First of all, I enjoyed the beautiful view of the large fields full of yellow rape flowers. The yellow waves of flowers were fantastic! The rape is not a common plant in my home-island, Sicily. In Korea, it is mostly used to make oil. The color yellow is a symbol of happiness! People enjoyed the magnificent view and took a stroll through the yellow fields.

Not far from there, we came across two sculptures that had been made twenty-three years ago to celebrate the dawn of the third millennium. They are two open hands. One is in the sea, the other is on dry land. They look at each other. The symbolic meaning is quite clear. Two parts of one body are separated, but they wish to be reunited. This can symbolize the wish for the peaceful reunification of Korea, but it can also be considered as a general symbol of peace. After all, all countries are parts of the same body: the world!

Ettore Grillo, author of these books:

November 2: The Day of the Dead in Sicily (English version)

A Hidden Sicilian History (English version)

The Vibrations of Words (English version)

Travels of the Mind (English version)

– Una Storia Siciliana Nascosta (versione in lingua italiana)

– Viaggi della Mente (versione in lingua italiana)


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