There’s something reassuring in the act of hanging a visual prayer.
Clearly, mine was not the first bold wish to dangle from a branch of this tree in Malaysia’s Kek Lok Si Temple. By tomorrow, maybe, the pink request for ‘coming and going safely’ would hide under a hundred other hopes for health, happiness, ‘success in everything.’
What I wanted was a little divine protection for the months of backpacking that lay ahead. Though perhaps, as a traveler, what I should have wished for was a lifetime of prolific coming and goings?
(Brought to you by The Daily Post’s Weekly Photo Challenge).
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I love this photo. I’m going to link to it so my readers can see it too.
Thanks so much, Dawn!
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Customs in other parts of the world are fascinating. And sometimes I wonder why we don’t adopt some in our country. This is lovely!
I agree! I especially love the community aspect of all these shared public wishes… so glad you liked the post.
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