Friday, 10 July 2009

The Wishing Tree

The Wishing Tree was something we stumbled on in Stratford as we wandered the park near the river. I loved that some of the cards had been stained with raindrops and fluttered in the breeze like they were trying to escape, to fly. There is a seating area that winds around the base of the tree, where people can rest and look up into the sunlight streaming through the branches and wishes.

The wishes range from children wanting to be motorbike riders, to expressions of loss and heartbreaking gratitude. The top contender for humour was someone's wish that Jeremy Clarkson be locked in their cupboard. To which another person added "Naked." Then a third person scrawled at the bottom "with an axe in his head, he's a prat."









14 comments:

Marie S said...

I wish no one would get cancer.

Anonymous said...

I wish for adventure in my life. Save the world, good Vs evil, 007 type adventure!!
Or just lots of cash money.

Rikkij said...

I wish Sophia would take me to lunch at Anne's cottage. ~rick

LDWatkins said...

I wish everyone would have something to smile about everyday, even a big laugh or two. It's so healing.

ellen abbott said...

Oh, I like that. A wishing tree. Maybe I'll start one of my own.

I guess I'll wish for the world's population to learn to be tolerant.

Skyclad said...

This is amazing!

Who ever wished for me to smile so braodly so early... wow.

I wish that other wishing trees will start up and be so amazing.

Sharon McPherson: AUTHOR / ARTIST said...

A wishing tree ... how sweet. I heard somewhere that this is the year of the tree: an initiative for each of us to plant a tree, say in our garden, or sponsor a tree in the park, to help save the plant.

I am definitely going to plant a tree in my garden now and make it a wishing tree - what a great idea.:)

PS thanks for your comments on my blog.

Dale said...

(o)

Cheryl said...

This reminds me of Yoko Ono's wishing tree, which I just missed the last time I was in D.C.

I wish I could stop worrying, could wipe the anxiety out of every cell in my body because life is nothing but an extraordinary adventure and joyous experience.

Amber@theRunaMuck said...

Wow, Sophia. This is gorgeous.

I wish to see my children love well.

Carol Anne Strange said...

Wonderful! I love wishing trees and wishing wells. They have more power and magic when all the wishes are positive ones! I wish everyone lots of love and happiness. x

PurestGreen said...

So many wishes - how wonderful. These other wishes are much more enlightened than mine, because today I am a little pathetic. Today I just wish I never had to worry about money. Stupid money.

Amelia said...

I really love this wishing tree...I SO want to implement this idea at work. Wow!

I have so many wishes, I wouldn't know where to start....but I will start here....

...I wish I wasn't sick all the time. :(

Skyclad said...

Just a follow up. took the idea to a site I am active at, started a thread called The Wishing Tree...

I am so pleased that I saw this today... best thing that happened to me today.

Thank you so much...

and I wish that I can do for others what was done for me.