There is an uncomfortable sense of unrest in Thailand at the moment. I won’t go through the current political situation with you because I’m sure you’ve all been bombarded with the story, however you get your news. What I want to talk about is how my eyes have been opened to the amazing power that comes with ‘togetherness’, people supporting other people. There is nothing more encouraging and motivating. It’s how ideas can be assessed, and how they can grow arms, legs, feet, a hairy chest, and a loud voice.
With a nine million-ish strong population, it’s hard to imagine that the Bangkok experience can feel as cosy as a small village community in the sticks, but this is how it is! It’s amazing to see how a group of people can be so closely connected, having their fingers so tightly pressed onto Bangkok’s fast beating pulse. It’s a truly unique sense of belonging, and it takes the wolf-pack theory to a whole new scale. I never come into contact with this kind of ‘togetherness’ in the western world, so naturally I’m overwhelmed by an outcome of incredible optimism – which is for sure its own testimony. Togetherness is the perfect catalyst for change, the ultimate fertiliser for ideas as small as seedlings, and the greatest way to grow.
This was Thursday night’s rally at Chidlom Art Lane, shot by Chut Janthachotibutr. Red, white, and blue baby.
Chut is at chutup.com /