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SEOUL: Its half-century-old division in to North and South--into virtually antithetical nations, one totalitarian and rife with want, the other democratic and wealthy, sharing a common history and heritage but sealed impermeably from each other by the edict of outsiders--is Korea's public and private heartbreak.
Allowing her to achieve all this are those unassuming steps taken by the woman's modest, white-socked feet; the restrictions and reductions of the muted hand gestures; her impermeably lyrical face; that measured, minimal use of theatrical space.
It was suggested that the resistance of colored seed coats to deterioration was a result of impermeably thick seed coats created by the oxidation of phenolic compounds by polyphenoloxidase or peroxidase.