These heartbreaking photos say it all.
Actually, I’m sure they don’t say it all, but they say an awful lot. What abysmal cruelty, for North Korea to reduce families to this situation:
Their backs stooped, dozens of elderly North and South Koreans separated for six decades reunited Thursday, weeping and embracing in a rush of words and emotion. The reunions come during a rare period of detente between the rival Koreas and are all the more poignant because the participants will part again in a few days, likely forever.
Six decades of separation.
Never again to see each other, but given this one last opportunity, with every moment a precious brew of joy and bitter sorrow:
Fresh as the first beam glittering on a sail,
That brings our friends up from the underworld,
Sad as the last which reddens over one
That sinks with all we love below the verge;
So sad, so fresh, the days that are no more.