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 are the innocent wishes locked inside those love locks?