Wednesday, November 5, 2008

The Wish Tree

Englemann Oak at Santa Rosa Plateau, my photo.

Early in August, Yoko Ono opened a project in Pasadena. The installation, "Wish Trees", is 21 small crape myrtle trees at the One Colorado mall. Passer-bys are invited to write a wish and tie it to a tree. Ono doesn't plan to read the wishes; she plans to store them in the Imagine Peace Tower of the coast of Iceland. A local reporter and many visitors to the trees have read some of them. Here is a sampling:

I wish for my brother to get off drugs. He is such a good boy and I love him so much.

I wish for health --clean from cancer forever.

I wish I could be smart in school.

I wish for all broken hearts to be mended.

I wish I could fly in the sky.

I wish unicorns were real.

I wish to get laid

I wish that this night could never end.

I wish I had a hot body.

I wish to be the top of the PGA tour pro.

I wish to never git fat again.

I wish tat old town would bring back Hooters.

I wish my mom would let me see Black Knight

I wish that all people would just slow down.

I wish I am getting money.

I wish and hope that my dad is looking down from heaven and that he's proud of me.

I wish for an amazing day.

I wish my boyfriend would start being on time.

I wish I could have made out with the Beatles.

I wish for the mother ship to come.

I wish I have an American Girl Doll.

I wish I had a clue.

It's too late wish.

Is your wish here? What do you wish for?


maryt/theteach said...

Jan, my wish has been granted - Obama is President of the United States! :)

Wammy said...

I'm think about a wish tree for our backyard. What a great idea. Thanks for sharing.

hulagirlatheart said...

I wish for serenity during this very tumultous time in my life.

koehmstedt said...

That's a beautiful tree, I might steal the picture. :o)

Daryl said...

Well if it was a money tree ... but its not so I'm with Mary .. my wish came true!


Jientje said...

Yeah, my wish came through!

Louise said...

I wish I could climb that tree!

Oliver Rain said...

A wish tree is a wonderful idea. All of my wishes have come true, so I guess I wish that we can take care of our earth so that many generations can still enjoy it.

dot said...

Interesting tree. I hope all their wishes come true.

Zoe said...

what a wonderful tree! i wish children's wishes to come true!

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