In Order to LiveI came across this quote while reading some news apps on my iPhone and it just captured me:


“Along my journey I have seen the horrors that humans can inflict on one another, but I’ve also witnessed acts of tenderness and kindness and sacrifice in the worst circumstances imaginable. I know that it is possible to lose part of your humanity in order to survive. But I also know that the spark of human dignity is never completely extinguished, and that given the oxygen of freedom and the power of love, it can grow again. This is my story of the choices I made in order to live.”


from “In Order to Live: A North Korean Girl’s Journey to Freedom”, Yeonmi Park with Maryanne Vollers