Weekly Photo Challenge: Community

Wall of Colors of Friendship

Wall of Colors of Friendship

Family Carved by Artist

Family Carved by Artist

People from a Community lined up in Traditional Dress for a function

People from a Community lined up in Traditional Dress for a function

Community. When I think of this word, I imagine all sorts of scenes: A family sitting and chatting in a living room. Crowds gathering in squares to watch a holiday tree lighting. Or even some of the spaces on the web that I frequently visit, like The Daily Post.

But community doesn’t necessarily conjure up images of people. I took the image above on a recent layover in Seoul, South Korea, in a mall complex in Insadong. I noticed a communal wall of thousands of trinket and ornament-like offerings, many with scribbled messages. The place was cheery and welcoming, and I could imagine all the people who’d walked this path before — their stories, their relationships, their hopes and dreams.

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