Whenever, I’m surrounded by people, I find myself engulfed in a sea of raw emotion. People get replaced by beating hearts. Each beating heart, probably, witnesses a thousand (or more) emotions — in a lifetime. It’s surprising, the way our minds cave in to emotion and leave reason behind. For an observer, on the outside, the experience can be overwhelming. You might want to avoid any form of participation and decide to stay objective. However, when you start to see the parts as a whole; it will be hard to resist getting swept by the tide and might make you want to question your role as an observer, instead.

Locked in Love – Namsan
Lovesick – Namsan

“I have decided to stick with love. Hate is too great a burden to bear.”

Martin Luther King Jr.

What would you do to spare yourself the pain of a broken heart? You could put a ring on it. If you can’t afford one, perhaps, a lock would do. One should do. And if you aren’t too sure; add a spare.
Hope – Jogyesa Temple
Tree of Hope – Jogyesa Temple

“Hope is being able to see that there is light despite all of the darkness.”

Desmond Tutu

What would we be without hope? There would be little to look forward to. For every dream left unfulfilled, love lost, or wish not granted; there’s hope to keep us going. And, when you engrave ‘hope’ in a message and strap it onto a lantern; the sky lights up, and gives you the sign, you were waiting for all along.

Lasting Memories – Jogyesa Temple
Light in the Darkness – Jogyesa Temple

“The most powerful weapon on earth is the human soul on fire.”

Ferdinand Foch

There’s no way to truly avoid grief. One can only try to alleviate the pain by crushing old memories and lighting candles to kill the darkness. And believing, that your loved one, might just be in a ‘better place’.

Posted by:twobrownfeet

Writer-Photographer Duo. Now in Seoul.

9 replies on “The Sea of Emotion

  1. Such a profound post. “People get replaced by beating hearts.” This is exactly each of us each of us have a heart, feelings and emotions. Sometimes we hurt, but without hurt we can’t every fully experience happiness and joy.

    Lovely love-and-hope themed photos by Basil. The last few very well done in low light 🙂

    1. Thanks, Divya! 🙂 Those candles were haunting. Makes me think of the people who’ve lost someone. Basil was pretty successful in capturing the emotion.

  2. What an amazing post Cheryl, so profound and well put together and as usual complemented with beautiful photos by Basil. A very inspiring take on this week’s photo challenge.

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