I listen to the chirrups of cicadas on a summer day after the end of a raining spell. Their chirping chorus from maple trees and poplars surrounding the walls makes the silence of the prison even more profound.


The most common kinds of cicadas in Korea are the robust cicada and the big brown cicada. They both have a life span of six years. Of the six years, a cicada spends five years and eleven months underground as a larva. During this period the larva sucks the juice from tree roots and sheds its skin four times. And in the sixth summer of its life, it chooses a fine day to come out of the ground, into the air, and up a tree. [Shenzi]



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  1. 2018.08.23 15:43

    연변에 와 있습니다. 여기서는 웬 일인지 블로그에 접속이 힘들고, 겨우 접속해도 로그인이 되지 않네요. 일산 집의 컴퓨터에서만 로그인이 되도록 해 놓은 모양입니다. 10월 하순 귀국 때까지는 글을 새로 올리지 못하겠습니다.

    "퇴각일기"는 <조인스>에 연재를 시작했습니다. 매주 화요일 올리기로 했습니다.

  2. 2018.09.14 01:12

    잘보고갑니다 ~~

  3. 2018.10.08 11:39