Seorak Bridge now reconnects these two Abai villages however the town that has been the home for many who have already lost their homes in the north by ceasefire line has been divided again. The reason I cherish Abai village with such longing is because the residents’ lives and the town seem to share the same fate.
My home, is a memory that remains deep in the heart while I’m living elsewhere, and also a small bed where I may get into with the tired body after finishing the day. The place where separated family members get together like a puzzle, the place offering the impression of return, that becomes the home.
Every summer Sokcho’s beaches are filled with tourists who visit the place for its famous ocean view. However the wires that divides the north and the south sea border is part of its view. The sea was one of the few pathways to the south for many refugees and thought to be the only pathway back to their hometown after the Korean War.