Saturday, September 11, 2010

The Wishing Tree...


The Wishing Tree....

Today is the anniversary of 9/11...  wherever we went today, we saw reminders of the horrific events of September 11th, 2001..., people patriotically waving huge Stars & Stripes flags on freeway overpasses, special programming on many of the t.v showed over and over again the mass destruction, the fear and anguish on the faces of innocent people...,  flags everywhere flew at half mast...

I found it challenging to think about blogging and love today, as again and again I was reminded of what happened 9 years ago, and feelings of dread returned and the sense of helplessness flooded in.

Though the day had started grey, towards afternoon the sun began to shine, and we decided to go to the local park for a walk... Getting fresh air and exercise is always a great way to lift the spirits..., and on this day, it was just what I needed...

Walking into the park we noticed several people standing near a tree who's branches were festooned with brown paper tags fluttering in the breeze...

At the base of the tree we found a bag with an explanation...




Inside the bag were blank cardboard tags, twine and waterproof pens.. the instructions said "a wish tree.... for anyone who has a wish."

The Wish Tree was festooned with hundreds of tags, covered in peoples written wishes...

Our hearts were touched, as we stood and read the wishes of so many anonymous people, who'd put their hearts desire on a piece of card to be shared by the world...















What a beautiful thing for someone to think of sharing with the world..., today I was shown, there is always beauty to be found, if we have eyes to look and a hearts that are open...


If you could make a wish - for anything...., what would it be?

  

2 comments:

seeker said...

That is amazing! Thank you sooooo much for sharing this wonderful find! I can't wait to tell me daughters about it...I know they will want to spread the idea and create a wish tree in our neighborhood. Happy Monday!

-- Lindsay

Jean said...

What an awesome post. Great idea. How very cool. And I loved your photos.