๐Ÿ—„ 2024-02-25

๐Ÿ—„ 2024-02-25
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"Cherry Blossom Ending" by Busker Busker. This has been THE #1 spring song in Korea, since it's been released in 2012. EVERY SINGLE YEAR, people come back to this song when spring arrives. People call it "Cherry Blossom Pension." It's making the songwriter (also the lead vocal) lots of $$$ :) // "๋ฒš๊ฝƒ ์—”๋”ฉ" ์ด๋ฏธ ๋‹ค ์•„์‹ค ๊ฑฐ์˜ˆ์š”. ์„ค๋ช…์ด ํ•„์š” ์—†์ฃ ? ์˜ˆ... ์ข‹๋„ค์š” ๋˜ ๋“ค์–ด๋„. ์ฐธ ๋‚˜ ์›. ์ด ๋…ธ๋ž˜๋ฅผ ๋Œ€์ฒดํ•  ๋…ธ๋ž˜๊ฐ€ ๋‚˜์˜ฌ๊นŒ?

๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ I just posted on my English blog that travel posts will be put on this site, The Storyteller's Eye. In that post, I listed some trip-related results from eyework, which deserves reiterating here:

Folks who are interested in my worldview will be able to see that this worldview is helping me live the most fulfilling story ever, more and more. The following have been the direct results of eyework:

- The desire to take this trip: my noticing it at all and giving it validity, instead of automatically saying โ€œit wonโ€™t workโ€

- Prestige Class flight ticket & place to stay at almost no cost (less than $1,000): my being open to receiving free or near-free things without attaching a weird story about how โ€œI just canโ€™tโ€

- The lecture/workshop series I will be giving with my friend, while there: In other words, work! A long-term trip that involves work is what I always wanted, for most of my life. (Note that for me, work = love.) I just hadnโ€™t thought it was possible, before doing eyework.

- The above lecture/workshop series being my first public speaking gig: I had an extreme fear of the mob. The mob didnโ€™t have to be large. Also, in my head, I knew that large groups of people werenโ€™t necessarily a mob, but in my gut, I was terrified. Now I donโ€™t have that fear. Or, to be more precise, I know that even if a mob were to attack me, I will be there with me. (Much of The Storytellerโ€™s Eye is about not abandoning oneself.)

- My feeling no aversion toward being photographed: at this point, I feel nothing LOL

- Will be meeting Haru, a lady I have been fangirling over, for months: Back in late July, I reached out to Haru to offer to translate her content from KOR to ENG. That was the first time I reached out to an internet stranger. (That itself was the result of eyework.) She made The Storytellerโ€™s Eye click, for me. Our worldviews arenโ€™t exactly the same, but her worldviewโ€“so elegant, so organized, so practicalโ€“helped me build mine & want to organize it for the potential adoption by others. Now, she isnโ€™t a stranger. She even sent me a gift box! And in early April, she is going to buy me lunch! Weโ€™re going to take a walk through cherry blossom roads! (Early April is peak time.) I feel so successfulโ€ฆ! I am a successful otakuโ€ฆ! Fangirl victory muchโ€ฆ!

- and so on and so forth.

Basically, The Storytellerโ€™s Eye is enabling me to simply be what I claim I want to be, because what I want to be is exactly what I need to be. It is the same. Like in any story. What happens to the character is exactly what the character wants and needs. Want and need are the same.

๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ท ๋ฐฉ๊ธˆ ์˜์–ด ๋ธ”๋กœ๊ทธ์— ํฌ์ŠคํŒ…์„ ํ–ˆ๋‹ค. ์—ฌํ–‰ ํฌ์ŠคํŠธ๋“ค์ด ์—ฌ๊ธฐ, ์ด์•ผ๊ธฐ๊พผ์˜ ๋ˆˆ ์‚ฌ์ดํŠธ์— ์˜ฌ๋ผ์˜ฌ ๊ฑฐ๋ผ๊ณ . ๊ทธ ํฌ์ŠคํŠธ์— ์—ฌํ–‰๊ณผ ๊ด€๋ จ๋œ ๋ˆˆ์ž‘์—… ๊ฒฐ๊ณผ๋“ค์„ ๋‚˜์—ดํ–ˆ๋Š”๋ฐ, ์—ฌ๊ธฐ์— ๋ฐ˜๋ณตํ•ด์•ผ ๋งˆ๋•…ํ•˜๋‹ค.

์ด ์„ธ๊ณ„๊ด€์€ ๋‚˜๋กœ ํ•˜์—ฌ๊ธˆ ์ ์  ๋” ๊ฐ€์žฅ ์ถฉ๋งŒํ•œ ์ด์•ผ๊ธฐ๋ฅผ ์‚ด๊ฒŒ๋” ๋•๊ณ  ์žˆ๋Š”๋ฐ, ๋‚ด ์„ธ๊ณ„๊ด€์— ๊ด€์‹ฌ์ด ์žˆ๋Š” ์‚ฌ๋žŒ๋“ค์€ ์ด ์ ์„ ์•Œ์•„๋ณผ ์ˆ˜ ์žˆ์„ ๊ฒƒ์ด๋‹ค. ๋‹ค์Œ์€ ๋ˆˆ์ž‘์—…์˜ ์ง์ ‘์  ๊ฒฐ๊ณผ๋“ค์ด๋‹ค:

- ์ด ์—ฌํ–‰์„ ๋– ๋‚˜๊ณ ์ž ํ•˜๋Š” ์š•๋ง: ๊ทธ๊ฒƒ์„ ๋‚ด๊ฐ€ ๋ˆˆ์น˜์ฑ˜๋‹ค๋Š” ์ž์ฒด + ์ž๋™์ ์œผ๋กœ "๋˜์ง€ ์•Š์„ ๊ฑฐ์•ผ"๋ผ๊ณ  ํ•˜๋Š” ๋Œ€์‹  ๊ทธ๊ฒƒ์— ์ •๋‹น์„ฑ์„ ๋ถ€์—ฌํ•œ ์ .

- ๊ฑฐ์˜ ์•„๋ฌด ๋น„์šฉ ์—†์ด ($1,000 ์ดํ•˜) ํ”„๋ ˆ์Šคํ‹ฐ์ง€ ํด๋ž˜์Šค ํ‹ฐ์ผ“ & ์ง€๋‚ผ ๊ณณ์„ ๊ตฌํ•œ ๊ฒƒ: "๋‚œ ๊ทธ๋ƒฅ ๊ทธ๋Ÿด ์ˆ˜๊ฐ€ ์—†์–ด"๋ผ๋Š” ์ด์ƒํ•œ ์ด์•ผ๊ธฐ๋ฅผ ๊ฐ–๋‹ค ๋ถ™์ด์ง€ ์•Š์Œ์œผ๋กœ์จ, ๊ณต์งœ์ด๊ฑฐ๋‚˜ ๊ฑฐ์˜ ๊ณต์งœ์ธ ๊ฒƒ๋“ค์„ ๋ฐ›์•„๋“ค์ด๋Š” ๋ฐ ์—ด๋ ค ์žˆ์—ˆ๋‹ค๋Š” ์ .

- ๊ฑฐ๊ธฐ์„œ ์ง€๋‚ด๋Š” ๋™์•ˆ ๋‚ด ์นœ๊ตฌ์™€ ์ง„ํ–‰ํ•˜๊ฒŒ ๋  ๊ฐ•์˜/์›Œํฌ์ˆ ์‹œ๋ฆฌ์ฆˆ: ๋‹ค๋ฅธ ๋ง๋กœ ํ•˜์ž๋ฉด, ์ผ! ์ผ๊ณผ ๊ด€๋ จ๋œ ์žฅ๊ธฐ ์—ฌํ–‰์€ ๊ฑฐ์˜ ๋‚ด ํ‰์ƒ์„ ์›ํ•ด ์™”๋˜ ๊ฒƒ์ด๋‹ค. (์ฐธ๊ณ :๋‚˜์—๊ฒŒ ์ผ = ์‚ฌ๋ž‘.) ๊ทผ๋ฐ ๋ˆˆ์ž‘์—… ์ด์ „์—๋Š”, ๊ทธ๋ƒฅ ๊ทธ๊ฒŒ ๊ฐ€๋Šฅํ•˜์ง€ ๋ชปํ•  ๊ฑฐ๋ผ๊ณ  ์ƒ๊ฐํ–ˆ์—ˆ์Œ.

- ์œ„์˜ ๊ฐ•์˜/์›Œํฌ์ˆ ์‹œ๋ฆฌ์ฆˆ๊ฐ€ ๋‚˜์˜ ์ฒซ ํผ๋ธ”๋ฆญ ์Šคํ”ผํ‚น ๊ธฐํšŒ์ธ ์ : ๋–ผ์— ๋Œ€ํ•œ ๊ทน์‹ฌํ•œ ๊ณตํฌ๊ฐ€ ์žˆ์—ˆ๋‹ค. ๋–ผ๊ฐ€ ํด ํ•„์š”๋„ ์—†์—ˆ์Œ. ๋˜ํ•œ, ๋จธ๋ฆฌ๋กœ๋Š” ๊ฑฐ๋Œ€ ์ธ๊ฐ„ ์ง‘๋‹จ์ด ๋ฐ˜๋“œ์‹œ ๋–ผ์ธ ๊ฑด ์•„๋‹ˆ๋ผ๊ณ  ์•Œ๊ณ  ์žˆ์—ˆ์ง€๋งŒ, ์˜ค์žฅ์œก๋ถ€๋Š” ๊ฒ์œผ๋กœ ๊ฐ€๋“ ์ฐจ ์žˆ์—ˆ์Œ. ์ด์ œ๋Š” ๊ทธ ๊ณตํฌ๊ฐ€ ์—†์Œ. ์•„๋‹ˆ, ๊ทธ๋ณด๋‹ค๋Š”, ๋–ผ๊ฐ€ ๋‚˜๋ฅผ ๊ณต๊ฒฉํ• ์ง€๋ผ๋„, ๋‚ด๊ฐ€ ๋‚˜์™€ ํ•จ๊ป˜ํ•  ๊ฑฐ๋ž€ ๊ฑธ ์•Œ๊ณ  ์žˆ์Œ. (์ด์•ผ๊ธฐ๊พผ์˜ ๋ˆˆ์˜ ๋งค์šฐ ์ค‘์š”ํ•œ ๋ถ€๋ถ„์€, ๋‚ด๊ฐ€ ๋‚˜๋ฅผ ๋ฒ„๋ฆฌ์ง€ ์•Š๋Š” ๊ฒƒ์ž„.)

- ์‚ฌ์ง„ ์ฐํžˆ๋Š” ๊ฒƒ์— ๋Œ€ํ•ด ๊ฑฐ๋ถ€ ๋ฐ˜์‘์ด ์—†๋‹ค๋Š” ์ : ์ง€๊ธˆ ์‹œ์ ์—์„œ๋Š”, ์•„๋ฌด ๋Š๋‚Œ๋„ ์•ˆ ๋‚จ. ใ…Žใ…Žใ…Ž

- ๋‚ด๊ฐ€ ์ˆ˜๊ฐœ์›” ๋•์งˆํ•œ ํ•˜๋ฃจ๋‹˜์„ ๋งŒ๋‚  ์˜ˆ์ •: 7์›” ๋ง, ํ•˜๋ฃจ๋‹˜๊ป˜ ์—ฐ๋ฝ๋“œ๋ ค์„œ ์ฝ˜ํ…์ธ ๋ฅผ ํ•œ๊ตญ์–ด์—์„œ ์˜์–ด๋กœ ๋ฒˆ์—ญํ•˜๊ฒ ๋‹ค๊ณ  ์ œ์•ˆํ•จ. ์ธํ„ฐ๋„ท์—์„œ ๋‚ฏ์„  ์‚ฌ๋žŒํ•œํ…Œ ์—ฐ๋ฝ์„ ํ•œ ๊ฑด ๊ทธ๋•Œ๊ฐ€ ์ฒ˜์Œ์ด์—ˆ์Œ. (๊ทธ ์ž์ฒด๊ฐ€ ๋ˆˆ์ž‘์—…์˜ ๊ฒฐ๊ณผ์ž„.) ํ•˜๋ฃจ๋‹˜ ๋•๋ถ„์— ๋‚ด๊ฐ€ '์ด์•ผ๊ธฐ๊พผ์˜ ๋ˆˆ'์„ ๋”ฑ! ์ •๋ฆฌํ•  ์ˆ˜ ์žˆ๊ฒŒ ๋จ. ์šฐ๋ฆฌ์˜ ์„ธ๊ณ„๊ด€๋“ค์€ ์™„์ „ํžˆ ๋™์ผํ•˜์ง„ ์•Š์ง€๋งŒ, ํ•˜๋ฃจ๋‹˜์˜ ์„ธ๊ณ„๊ด€์€--์šฐ์•„ ๊ทธ ์ž์ฒด, ํ‚น ์ •๋ฆฌ ์ž˜ ๋จ, ๋ฌด์ฒ™ ์‹ค์šฉ์ --๋‚ด ์„ธ๊ณ„๊ด€์„ ํ˜•์„ฑํ•˜๋Š” ๋ฐ์— ๋„์›€์„ ์ฃผ์—ˆ๊ณ , ๊ทธ๊ฒƒ์ด ๋‹ค๋ฅธ ์‚ฌ๋žŒ๋“ค์—๊ฒŒ ์ฑ„ํƒ๋  ์ˆ˜ ์žˆ๋„๋ก ์ •๋ฆฌํ•˜๊ธธ ์›ํ•œ ์ž์ฒด๊ฐ€ ํ•˜๋ฃจ๋‹˜์˜ ์„ธ๊ณ„๊ด€ ๋•๋ถ„์ž„. ์ด์ œ ํ•˜๋ฃจ๋‹˜์€ ๋‚ฏ์„  ์‚ฌ๋žŒ์ด ์•„๋‹˜. ์„ ๋ฌผ ์†Œํฌ๋„ ๋ณด๋‚ด์ฃผ์‹ฌ! ๊ทธ๋ฆฌ๊ณ  4์›” ์ดˆ์—, ์ ์‹ฌ์„ ์‚ฌ์ฃผ์‹ ๋‹ค๊ณ  ํ•จ! ๋ฒš๊ฝƒ ํ•€ ๊ฑฐ๋ฆฌ๋ฅผ ๊ฑธ์„ ์˜ˆ์ •! (4์›”์ด ํ”ผํฌ ํƒ€์ž„์ด๋ผ๊ณ  ํ•˜๋˜๋ฐ. ํ•˜. ๋ฒš๊ฝƒ ์—”๋”ฉ ๋“ค์–ด์•ผ๊ฒ ๋‹ค. ๋‚˜๋Š” ๋ฒš๊ฝƒ์— ๋Œ€ํ•œ ๊ธฐ์–ต์ด ์—†๋Š”๋ฐ, ๋„˜๋‚˜ ๊ธฐ๋Œ€...) ์ด๊ฒƒ์ด ์„ฑ๊ณต์˜ ๋Š๋‚Œ...! ๋‚˜๋Š” ์„ฑ๊ณตํ•œ ๋”์ฟ ...! ๋•ํ›„์˜ ์Šน๋ฆฌ...!

- ๊ธฐํƒ€ ๋“ฑ๋“ฑ.

ํ•œ๋งˆ๋””๋กœ, ์ด์•ผ๊ธฐ๊พผ์˜ ๋ˆˆ์€ ๋‚ด๊ฐ€ '๋‚˜์ด๊ธธ ์›ํ•œ๋‹ค๊ณ  ์ฃผ์žฅํ•œ ๋‚˜'๋กœ ๋‹จ์ˆœํ•˜๊ฒŒ (๊น”๋”ํ•˜๊ฒŒ?) ์‚ด๊ฒŒ๋” ํ•ด์ค€๋‹ค. ๋‚ด๊ฐ€ ์›ํ•˜๋Š” ๊ฑด ๋”ฑ ๋‚ด๊ฒŒ ํ•„์š”ํ•œ ๊ฒƒ๊ณผ ๊ฐ™๋‹ค. ๋‘˜์€ ๊ฐ™๋‹ค. ๋ชจ๋“  ์ด์•ผ๊ธฐ์—์„œ ๊ทธ๋ ‡๋‹ค. ์บ๋ฆญํ„ฐ์—๊ฒŒ ๋ฒŒ์–ด์ง€๋Š” ์ผ์€ ๋”ฑ ์บ๋ฆญํ„ฐ๊ฐ€ ์›ํ•˜๋Š” ๊ฒƒ์ด๊ณ  ํ•„์š”๋กœ ํ•˜๋Š” ๊ฒƒ์ด๋‹ค. ์š•๋ง๊ณผ ํ•„์š”๋Š” ๊ฐ™๋‹ค.