They Are So Homesick

Jenni Ho-Huan
5 min readSep 30, 2023
an old man, a woman in a hijab and three small children huddle in a corner of a brick house
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To appreciate what you have, one must at times lose it.

In South Korea, they have this service where you can encoffin yourself, and many find they get back up from the darkness more eager to live. Yes, coffin therapy.

This matter of life and death is a complicated one for us humans. We long to live, and at times we cannot wait to leave, completely. We imagine our presence and our pain to be massive…