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Even though none of my relatives that I know of were killed or tortured by the Japanese, I am still afraid. I am afraid that my vicarious wounds still linger inside me, affecting everything I do.
Jae Y. Yoo is a freshman at James Madison University. She is majoring in Computer Science and Minoring in Art, and wrote this essay in the Fall 2000 Sememster in GWRIT 102D.
Writing this essay was a very personal and emotional experience to me. I owe so much to my dedicated classmates and extraordinary instructor Ms. Storey, who encouraged and inspired me to write what my heart feels. We touched and changed each other's life, and gave each other little pieces of our own life. It was such a moving experience I have never felt before. I thank everyone for everything.
e-Vision Journal of Undergraduate Writing: Vol. 1, Article 2.
Available at: https://commons.lib.jmu.edu/evision/vol1/iss1/2