I had heard about the horrifying 'crush' in Seoul Korea, of course, but to be honest, I am boycotting television right now. I have also cut way back on the news that I follow on line. I've also take a break from social media. After the elections, normal habits will resume.
But today I heard it for the first time: 'Itaewon'. It is the site of the Halloween crush that killed more than 150 people. I was stationed at YongSan Army Base and you stepped into Itaewon-dong as soon as you stepped out of the gate.
It was a strange feeling to think of the place once again. It was a grand adventure for a 24 year old woman, and I remembered faces and names and places in a rush of nostalgia. I found a large cache of images from the place. It bears little resemblance to the place I explored with such excitement over 40 years ago.
There is no point to this post except to remember what it was like to be young and alive while remembering all the young and the dead.