That Moment of Peace

Today’s Blogtember prompt: A memory you would love to relive.

In 2010, my roommate and I visited Cambodia. I have been fortunate enough to have visited many places on this wonderful planet, but only 3 of those have ever given me a sense of “home.” Cambodia is one of those places. We were driving back to our hotel from the Angkor temple complex in a tuk-tuk when I realized that there wasn’t a single place I’d rather be at that particular moment. Anyone with wanderlust can understand the significance of that feeling. I would love to relive that moment and not just because I was on a fabulous vacation and didn’t have to worry about work for a few more days. We’d been there long enough by that point for me to realize that Cambodia is a beautiful country with an even more beautiful people. Their customs, beliefs, perseverance, and hearts are just extraordinary. I would love to go back to that moment, to that country, and be at peace once more. I suppose I’m lucky in that I technically have the ability to make that happen (smile).

This photo represents the exact moment I’m talking about – out of all the pictures, memories, and years that have passed, I still dream of it just like it was yesterday.


Sunset over a field, Cambodia


4 thoughts on “That Moment of Peace

  1. Pingback: Weekly Photo Challenge: A Grand Moment | PonderTheIrrelevant

  2. Well said – I totally know what you mean. I have felt that way in Tanzania and when there my whole being – body and soul – just felt like I belong and was where I was meant to be – and its just as you describe, a moment of peace!


    • Exactly!! I’m so glad I’m not the only one 🙂 I think we all have places our bodies/souls connect to, even if the rationale mind can’t make sense of it. They’re such rare opportunities, I’m grateful to have one to hold on to.


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