mia loves henry miller – Letter 16 – The Death of Kim Jong Il, My Korean Heritage, and My Life as a Liberated Woman Living in America

mia loves henry miller

Letter 16  The Death of Kim Jong Il, My Korean Heritage, and My Life as a Liberated Woman Living in America

12/19/01 – 9:17 a.m.

“I have said over and over again that I can understand a man committing murder in passion; if I were a judge I would condone such crimes. But I cannot bring myself to believe that killing indiscriminately in cold blood, which is what war entails, is justifiable.  As for killing an idea by killing the man who cherishes it, that to me is simply too preposterous for words.” –Henry Miller, Remember to Remember

Dear Henry Miller,

(I’m sorry – this letter is not laced with kinky, sexual stuff – but, it’s essential to my story)

I have a bitter taste of great dislike in my mouth for North Korea’s president, Kim Jong IL, who passed away yesterday from a heart attack, age 69.  I am an American citizen. I’m grateful that I do not have to live in the outrageous conditions of control, or the same state of fear Kim Jong IL and North Korea has instilled inside so many people, for so many decades.  But, I have extreme gratitude for my Korean ancestors and mother, who changed all of that for me and my present freedoms. Continue reading