Greeting the New Year with the People
[Mayor Park Won Soon’s Hope Journal 572]

I am greeting the New Year with our citizens.
This year, I promise to look every Seoul citizen squarely in the eye.

People say that it is darkest just before the dawn.
Just as dawn overcomes darkness, I will make 2015 a year that is the opposite of darkness, despair and impossibility.

I will look for questions and answers for every Seoul citizen.
By looking only at Seoul citizens, I will help the coming of a “spring” for Seoul citizens.