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."
Twilight Scrawls by Kirstin Maguire
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