Hang your wish on a tree

Wish tree 

Location: Wish Tree at the 2012 Decatur Book Festival

Date taken: September 2, 2012

I don’t know who sponsored this Wish Tree at the Decatur Book Festival, but it was certainly popular. By the time I stumbled upon it, all the tags had been used. People had started writing their wishes on receipts and sticking them on the tree. Some wishes were playful, such as the one from a 9-year-old who said, “I wish I could have a pony.” Another kid wrote, “I wish I would grow up to be an astronaut.” Other wishes were more serious. “I wish people wouldn’t argue so much” a tag read. People wished for health and happiness. One person wrote, “I wish everyone knew they are beautiful just as they are.”  And, another hung this wish on the tree: “I wish I had the power to grant wishes.”

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