Park’s grandkids: I got you pinned, Cub! I got you! / Ah-gah-goo!

Grammy Park, how come the Bear doesn’t talk? Other Beings can talk, right?

Karen Park: That’s right, sweetie. And Cub could too, if I let him.

But, you see, when he’s in human form, I make him look like a teacher I once had in school who had a profound influence on me.

Park’s granddaughter: And the teacher couldn’t talk?

Karen Park: On the contrary . . . He told me I would never get anywhere, he wouldn’t call on me in class, and he made fun of my accent. So I love using my Being to symbolically shut him up.