I work on the fourth floor of a large middle school in Gwangju, South Korea. From the office, there is a view of the sandlot where kids have gym class, play after lunch and after school.

Behind the school is a large garden. Grandmothers come here everyday and tend to their vegetables. Every empty lot in Korea is turned into a garden. (See below.)

This always reminds of Bob Bennett‘s song, “The View From Here”.

Sometimes I can see what’s right in front of me
I can hear what’s being whispered in my ear
It’s not like I planned but from where I stand
I can see the view from here

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