24 days of wonder (12): Korean

Whilst I was waiting for my friend in her office I glanced along the bookshelves and one book stood out:

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The Korean script looked beautifully alien amidst the other English books. I don’t know what it says but I love the golden shapes.  And whilst the language is alien to me – I am reminded that this sense of otherness is entirely relative. As the musician Ali Faka Toure says of his home town in Mali:

 ‘For most people when they think of Timbuktu it is at the edge of the world. But for us is it is the centre of the world’ 

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