During my visits to tourist places like 63 City Building, Cheonggyecheon, Seoul Tower etc., I have found out that despite being ultra modern, there are a lot of little superstitions and beliefs that Korean people have. And one demonstration can be found in the endless list of wishing walls, wishing wells, and trees in Seoul. I visited the Seoul Tower not too long ago and clicked a few photos of these Wish-fulfilling (?)trees.
I have not done anything like this in a long time but when I was a teenager, I did try to make my wishes come true by locking in my desires. None of those happened and yet I survived. I thrived.
I find what I did in those days funny but I am not ashamed of it. It was a part of innocent wish-making, it was a part of growing up!
And now when I see others doing the same thing, I cannot help but wonder what if their wishes come true? What if they don’t?
What innocent wishes are locked inside those love locks?
This post is written in response to the Weekly Photo Challenge: Inside. I hope you enjoyed reading my interpretation of Inside. Click here to see my entry to last week’s photo challenge. Also check out my entries to previous Weekly Photo Challenge.