Thinking of Mother
February 16, 1953.
Large flakes of snow fall silently from morning this day.
I feel an overwhelming longing to see my mother as I look at the snow falling in flakes out of the window.
Oh, today is the very day when I want to think again and again of my so wonderful mother.
Mother always told me to grow up quick to help my father.
It is regrettable I cannot help father as I am still young. But I, your son, always remember what you told me. Mother! Mother! …
This is a diary entry which Chairman Kim Jong Il wrote on his birthday in Juche 42(1953), the last year of the Fatherland Liberation War.
That day he became 11 years old.