such a tiny white speck could even have a heart, let alone one that beatso powerfully, so purposefully. That life had taken root amid the chaosand confusion that surrounded us seemed no less a miracle than theconstruction of the world’s tallest tower on the shaky foundations of afloodplain or the metamorphosis of trash into art. I looked over at Eunji,who was smiling that smile that was not her own, and realized I wassmiling the same way.
Nathan Greenberg is an American who lives in Seoul, South Korea, where he works as a private tutor, plays bass in a postrockband, and writes both fiction and nonfiction. He studied literaryarts at Brown University and is currently in the online MFA program at Lindenwood University. His work has been published inStorgy magazine.