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The joy of communion with my granddaughter

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By Lee Eung-tae

Family reunions are rare these days because of the restraints the pandemic imposes, so meeting our four-year-old granddaughter is one of the great pleasures of our lives. The image of her smile is still alive in my memory.

As soon as she arrived at our place, she dragged me upstairs where we played her favorite games. She particularly favors games like the Korean version of tag. Absorbed in the game, she muttered non-stop some unintelligible words she had picked up from a kids' TV program. In an instant, I became a friend the same age as her. After a while, she stopped and breathlessly ordered me: "Grandpa run! Run!" I obeyed, running around her on my own. Seeing us both soaked in sweat, my wife teased us, saying, "Like grandfather, like granddaughter." We were all so happy.

Ready for a change, my........

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