We were made to be social.

To live in a community,

To support one another:

Emotionally, spiritually, physically.

Yet we go our own way.



Our thoughts, our hopes, our dreams

Our own. .

We were made to be social.

Instead we suffer in the quiet of our own home,

Longing for a connection to others,

spiralling into the abyss of depression,

Our thoughts pushing us over the edge.

We were made to be social.

To love one another, to laugh, to hug,

To be part of a community.

Surrounded by others,

We are one entity awash in the sea of humanity

Seeking cohesion.

We were made to be social

And in being so will be able to heal ourselves.

(I wrote this thinking how, in a large city, we are surrounded by people and yet are so alone. We are living in an era where depression is prevalent and yet, I believe, it would not be so if people were not so alone and had the companionship of others). 

Are you social? In what ways do you spend time with others?

© Colline Kook-Chun, 2019

(This post is linked to Linda G. Hill’s Just Jot It January challenge. The prompt Companioship)

The Community’s Center

PHOTO PROMPT - © Rochelle Wisoff-Fields
Photo Prompt – © Rochelle Wisoff-Fields

The building rose four stories and housed an ecclectic group who had lived all their lives in this neighbourhood. The one who drove the group lived on the top floor. Her age was undetermined and her eyes shone with the wisdom of her years. She counselled the young, encouraged those who wished to give up on life, and reminisced with the old. Her advice guided many actions in the neighbourhood and change in the area had to pass her approval. They brainstormed on how to get her on their side, not realising that she had forseen the need for change.

What do you think the woman looks like? 

friday-fictioneers-badge© Colline Kook-Chun, 2015

(This post was inspired by Friday Fictioneers hosted by Rochelle. The challenge asks for bloggers to write a story in 100 words or less in response to the photo prompt.)


Participants in Diana Leafe Christian's "...
Photo: Jan Steinman (Photo credit: Wikipedia)



Holding each other

to comfort, to support, to balance.

Together we can change the world;

Make it a better place to live.

In a community

You are never alone,

You are never abandoned,

or set adrift.

Instead you are part of a fabric that




Let us build a community –

the antithesis of individualism.

© Colline Kook-Chun, 2012

What does community mean to you?

(Join me in the Five Minute Friday Challenge hosted by The Gypsy Mama. Participants write for 5 minutes with no editing, no over thinking, and no backtracking. This week’s prompt is: Community )

Working Together

More can be done together than as an individual.

I think on things that can be done as a group: creating a play to watch; playing music as an orchestra; playing as part of a team in a sports game; helping others within your community. Even a marriage is worked on together: if both are committed than it will work (nothing worse than only one person in the relationship trying to create a long-lasting relationship). A company cannot succeed without the employees working together as a team. I think of all the changes that have happened in our world as a result of people working together: the fight for the freedom of the working class; the work for the right to vote no matter what race or sex; the right for an education for all children until 16 years old. If one person had stood up among many to institute change, their lone voice would not have been heard.

In my life, I currently work with others: with my husband to create a loving home for us and our children; with other educators to help children learn and discover the exciting world of knowledge; with my children to help them grow into the best adults they can be. Working together is what we all do to move our lives forward.

With whom do you work together?

(Join me in the Five Minute Friday Challenge hosted by The Gypsy Mama. Participants write for 5 minutes with no editing, no over thinking, and no backtracking. This week’s prompt is: Together)

© Colline Kook-Chun, 2012