The Thing We Crave
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The Thing We Crave

Connection can take different shapes and meanings. And if you stop and take a minute to think about it, you might realise how our lives are based on connections, whether they follow the simple and straight forward meaning of the word or they stand for a much deeper and significant meaning.

Connection can be a lot of things.

It can be the thin thread that links a farmer to its cattle; its job; its identity.

Phong Nha, Vietnam
Phong Nha, Vietnam

It can be the one thing we look for in times of need for comfort, such as a short distance between two trees.

Angkor Wat, Cambodia
Angkor Wat, Cambodia

It can be the unexpected gentle touch of another being; family.

Phong Nha, Vietnam
Phong Nha, Vietnam

But it can also be a connection based on genuine love, such as that among sisters. They will always want the best for each other.

Siem Reap, Cambodia
Siem Reap, Cambodia

It can be a simple smile as a gesture of gratitude and appreciation. A smile is but the simplest way of communication.

Doi Suthep, Thailand
Doi Suthep, Thailand

And it can also be the thing one might need the most to believe in themselves and in others — a spiritual, intimate relationship with a greater concept.

Chiang Mai, Thailand
Chiang Mai, Thailand

One way or the other, connection is an essential building block in our lives. Those who have them sometimes disregard them and those who don’t, crave them.

Chiang Mai, Thailand
Chiang Mai, Thailand

Appreciate what you have, always, because just like anything else, connections are not meant to last forever.

This post was a response to this week’s photo challenge, themed (you guessed it) ‘connected‘. 

A photography fanatic without a permanent address that loves to travel and hopes to visit every country in the world. After realising travel comes with new experiences and great discoveries, I decided to turn to blogging and I've been sharing my stories ever since.

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