Q and A
My birth name is Lee Kwang Soo. I was born in Daejeon, Korea on December 16, 1970 and adopted to the United States on October 12, 1971 when I was ten months old. There was a plane. It was San Francisco. Holt Adoption Agency. The water's chill must have been preparing a song. Korean adoption is a body of water. I am one of the waves. One of the war fractures. The idea that did not detonate. This is love and nothing to do with love. For the adoptees I have met in the last year and a half while traveling and reading from my book, can I begin to tell you what our conversations have meant? I am thinking of you in this new year. There is a light for us. Perhaps, a star with its wide shine. Have you thought about returning? Yes. I have returned. We turn and we turn, don't we? I wonder: how audible is desire? How much is carried in a name? And if all the stars spoke one common language, would they even know what to say?