I care about writing. That may be because I was born with a disability.
This is how I started writing. Although I’m far from being perfect, writing gives me strength. This is when I want to write. When I’m alone quietly, I’m ready to concentrate on something. That moment makes me write. It also comforts me a lot.
My Self Portrait
My Portrait Concept
I want the backdrop to be my narrow visual field. On the left corner, my Hansone (tactile reading device) trip starts. I want to express myself in another world to look at. There may be fear and anxiety in it.
Sitting in a boat called Hansone, I listen to music and read books. Little by little, I get used to it and I explore this world I see myself. I want to express myself exploring this world.
These days, I’m learning braille at a local center. The braille alphabet could also be the backdrop. Hansone should be the boat so the backdrop should be waters. But the braille alphabet could replace the waters. I also need to row the boat so I could use my cane for that.
You in My Imagination
Original Poem, spoken by Miae
Lyrics based on an original poem by Miae
After opening the small window, Light was coming in carefully. It shined splendidly. In the outside world I find my way by touching things. I’m like a child going for a walk. The cool stream of water Boasts about its strength. Its voice is so strong. The mother and daughter Feel great with that and walk hand in hand, Singing Stumbling At the end of the world, I laugh with happiness. But you lose Your balance And fear comes suddenly. I burst into tears. Love knocks On the two hands. I was just praying in the knocking hope.
A great lady’s memories. It was summer. We dipped our feet in the water and had a refreshing watermelon party. We also ate some meat… We were happy together.
For the Korean TV show, Companionship, they filmed my daily life. During a meal, my daughter is giving me kimchi.
This is a letter my daughter wrote ten years ago. It is so heart-warming that I still carry it with me like a talisman. It is my treasure.
A season when flowers were in full blossom… I don’t see the flowers clearly so my daughter put this spring flower in my hand.
On a snowy day, we decided to eat something delicious. On our way, we took this beautiful picture.