The Wishing Tree at Electric Picnic


I was very taken with this “Wishing Tree” at Electric Picnic.  I was reading a bit online and this custom of adding wishes or coins to a tree has been around for centuries.  I’ve seen mentioned things like this before but I thought this one was particularly beautiful and had some funny, nice and sad sentiments — I guess that’s just a sign of the times.  I love the honesty of the wish that says, “I wish for lust not love.” Fair enough.

And my heart aches for the woman who wrote that she wishes for her “autistic grandchild Jude to speak soon.”

I think this Christmas, instead of a Christmas tree, I’d like to have a Wishing Tree…

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