The Wishing Wall is an extension of a permanent installation that was installed at Anythink Huron Street, a library in Thornton, Colorado in the spring of 2014.
A few years ago, I started thinking about wishes and how many of us have similar desires— for health, happiness, peace, an end to suffering. I began collecting wishes and found that I felt empathy and compassion towards many of the wishers, and sometimes even a call to action. Individual wishes, like the seeds of a dandelion, symbolize private wishes. The Wishing Wall as a whole serves as a metaphor for human connectedness: we all begin as a seed, we are all connected, and each of us travels far and wide throughout our lives like a dandelion seed carried on the wind.
My wish is that everyone in the world could share a wish, and if all of these wishes were listened to and acknowledged, our global problems might dissolve.
Here are the most recent WISH entries. Click the “View More” link to view all of them.
And you can still Make A Wish!
I hope you will help spread the word about the project so that it will have many voices – please tell your friends who speak other languages to leave a message in their native tongues; have your children make a wish; make your own wish! I can’t wait to hear what you have to say! Feel free to leave more than one wish if your heart desires. Thank you!