The Daily Post Photo Challenge : Wish

Shinto is the dominant religion in Japan, though it is more of a way of life than a way to worship.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 This week, show us a wish.

“World without hatred

And violence of all kinds

A wish we all wish.

Quiet and a serene life

A wish that is but a dream.”


The serene waters of the lake in our place makes me wish that life everywhere could be as serene. A dream, no doubt, but we can always wish.

The Daily Post Photo Challenge : Wish




14 Replies to “The Daily Post Photo Challenge : Wish”

  1. Thank you so much for your comment on my post. It was interesting to find someone in India using a fountain pen. When I first read this post I thought, despite your name, you were from Japan. I find the news of children being hurt and abused, not only in war zones but in families too and as a result of natural disasters, and the news seems now to be full of such occurences.
    My medical consultant here is Indian, also from southern India. At my last appointment her told me he had visited hi parents in Madras for three weeks during the summer holiday. Your country seems to produce so many excellent doctors.
    By the way, the links to photos of ‘you’ lake do not seem to work for me.

  2. Love this ema practice. That is new to me. Glad you wrote about it There is a quote by Michelangelo that goes something like this “The real danger in life is not aiming too high and failing to reach your goal, but rather aiming too low and reaching it. “

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