"Pay attention not only to the cultivation of knowledge but to the cultivation of qualities of the heart, so that at the end of education, not only will you be knowledgeable, but also you will be a warm-hearted and compassionate person." ~ His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama
In my neighborhood here in Northeast Portland, someone has put together a Wishing Tree. The tree is full of small nails, and there are two clipboards, one explaining the concept and the other holding a plastic baggie full of cardstock tags and a permanent marker. The idea is to take a tag, write your wish on it, and hang your wish on one of the nails.
I’ve been stopping by the tree for months, just to check in on the wishes, but I’ve been meaning to take some time and snap photos of the tree. Today, my wife and I were out for a walk, and we had the camera with us so I could snap photos of Jennifer for her style blog, and the sun was out and the day was winter-chill perfect, and I figured now was the time to photograph the tree.
As I walked around the tree reading tags and snapping photos, I realized this was something I wanted to share with you, friendly readers. So here you are. Wishes hung to spin in the breeze.