Spotlight On Writers
- Where, do you hail from?
I am from Cape Town, South Africa. It is one of the most beautiful cities in the world. It is a place of natural beauty made rich with people from different nations. All these people make it even more beautiful. I am currently residing in Korea and it has become a second home to me. Korean people have been scarred by wars countless times, but somehow they have survived and built up their country. I admire their courage and perseverance.
- What is the greatest thing about the place you call home?
It is the place where my family raised me and also the place where I met my soulmate - a man whose words cut through my 'shell' into my heart.
- What turns you on creatively?
The smallest little things. It can vary from a tiny butterfly to an empty vase. I think my greatest inspiration is creation itself. It makes me believe that I am not alone. I am part of an amazing story.
- What is your favorite word, and can you use it in a poetic sentence?
My favorite word is love.
Our final task is forgiveness, our final utterance that of love.
- What is your pet peeve?
Anything superficial tends to irritate me. A book should not be judged by its cover. The worth of a man should be determined by his character and values. People sometimes try to 'collect' us - like stamps in an album instead of on postcards of love. They want us for one reason - because we can somehow benefit them. Those kinds of friends do not know the meaning of the word friendship.
- What defines Seorin Kae?
I chose this name because this is the way Korean people often pronounce my name. Catherine became Kae Seorin-Seorin Kae. My actual name is Catherine Jane, which means pure gift of God. I hope to one day become worthy of that name - the name my grandmother shares with me. It is my desire to be a blessing to different nations and serve them in any way I can. If anything might define me, I wish that these words will define me some day.
Through my works I want to capture the beauty we so often observe but don't always appreciate . I want to sketch the heart of the inner being of mankind and shed light in the different colors of love that we don't have names for.