- Posted April 29, 2012 by
This iReport is part of an assignment:
Trip abroad that inspired you
Remnants of Love
Seeing the Angkor ruins in Cambodia provided the answer. I got mix emotions listening to the guide as he tells the long history of how it became of what it is today. It was similar to a healing process, only shortcut. I closed my eyes, travelled back to 9th century, and pictured it during its glory days. First, I was amazed and in denial of the ingenuity of the people who built the impressive architecture and landscape, then, sadness with the realization that these could be work of slaver y, then hatred for the greed that resulted to and caused the ultimate destruction of the temples. And then hope as these temples were built in reverence of their love and faith.
Angkor is a reminder of the fragility of life, of love. The magnificently beautiful remnants are reminders for me to always respect, value relationships and people.