A translated poem by Lee Moon Jae
“When you’re faced with something beautiful,
If you think of someone you wish was by your side
You’re in love.
When you’re faced with quiet scenery or delicious food
If no one comes to mind
You are either strong or really lonely.
In order to make the bell ring louder,
the bell must hurt more*”.
To make the bell peal louder, the bell clapper has to hit the bell harder (= hurts more). But no matter how hard you hit the bell, if the bell isn’t hollow inside, then no sound will come from it. The empty space or the void inside the bell makes bell sound possible. ~ The lonelier you are, the more human you become.