Sharing a wish with strangers – Weekly Photo Challenge



A very different kind of theme for this week’s photo challenge –  Wish – but one I enjoyed thinking about.

Sharing wishes with strangers makes a powerful emotional statement.

My wish is to live in a world without Parkinson’s Disease.

Jen explains the challenge this way: Shinto is the dominant religion in Japan, though it is more of a way of life than a way to worship. Faith is very personal and very fluid there; people freely celebrate the holidays and traditions of other religions….

Visitors to Shinto shrines can purchase small wooden plaques called ema, upon which they can share their hopes and dreams. Then, they hang them amongst other ema from people who have come before them, in the hopes that spirits will grant their wish. I first encountered ema during a trip to Japan several years ago, displayed at Meiji Shrine in Tokyo. The ema were covered in myriad languages and sentiments; they were fascinating. 

This week, show us a wish, and let your blog be the ema upon which you share it.

Very simple really and very emotive.  I like the thought of my blog being the ema, something I’d never heard of before today.

Deb xx

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  One thought on “Sharing a wish with strangers – Weekly Photo Challenge

  1. Anonymous
    March 9, 2017 at 11:18 pm

    A great wish….means a lot for many.

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  2. March 10, 2017 at 2:58 am

    Let’s hope someday soon your wish comes true. They’re surely trying

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    • March 10, 2017 at 8:55 am

      Indeed they are working on it Tina, it’s just one of many diseases that needs to have a cure. Thanks for your comment and understanding.

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  3. March 10, 2017 at 9:14 am

    I hope your wish comes true x

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    • March 10, 2017 at 9:19 am

      Thanks Annie, it’s hard seeing what it does to families, not to mention dad himself xx

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    • March 10, 2017 at 10:30 am

      Thanks so much Annie – I love it 🙂

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  4. March 17, 2017 at 9:33 pm

    What a wonderful and meaningful sentiment and wish.

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    • March 18, 2017 at 6:43 am

      Thanks Miriam, dad isn’t doing too well at the moment so it was quite a personal wish.

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      • March 18, 2017 at 8:23 am

        I’m sorry to hear that Deb. Sending warmest wishes to him and you. xo

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  5. March 19, 2017 at 9:22 pm

    All the best, I hope a cure is near. May you have the strength to meet the challenge.
    Kathleen
    Blogger’s Pit Stop

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    • March 19, 2017 at 9:26 pm

      Thank you. There are lots of things to wish for.

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  6. March 31, 2017 at 1:57 pm

    We live in extraordinary times. I don’t like to think of cure because I don’t want to be disappointed but I do hope one arrives in my lifetime.

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