Hiking in Burnt lake trail
You will be surprised to see that everything comes back full circle without any silly choice. I hiked Burnt Lake Trail about three years ago. The thing that happened to me on that day still remains a mystery to me. I had to walk about one and a half hour up the hill to arrive at the trail head of Burnt Lake. The paved road was passable only to high clearance cars.
From the trail head, I started to hike up towards Burnt lake for about one or two hours. Suddenly, the trees and rocks started to look so familiar. It was the first hike that I have ever had in this trail. I thought this might be deja vu.
All of a sudden, I found myself standing in front of the trail head which I had started from earlier. I could not believe my eyes since I was back at the trail head without realizing it. I thought I would have to hike the same trail again to figure this out, but I have not done yet.
Missing values and a silly choice
Today I am experiencing the similar thing at this time. About five years ago, in my motherland South Korea, the people were successful in driving out the corrupt regime in a democratic manner. They took to the streets in large numbers, and their peaceful demonstrations shook the very foundation of the former regime. The end came swiftly after the people of my country voted for a new government that represented their will. I was proud to be a citizen of my country, which had demonstrated that democracy is a system of government that works best when the people are in charge.
Today the power went back to the corrupt people with less than 1% differential of votes. Some of the voters who had participated in denouncing the corrupt people successfully threw away the values they had pursued five years ago.
by Kihyon Sohn