copenhagen, denmark: wish tree garden
My friend Natalie arrived in Copenhagen on Saturday to join me for the week! Our first stop was walking through the neighborhood, Christiania. We loved the street art and colors that exploded throughout the streets. The "commit random acts of kindness" sticker especially stuck out to me given its boldness and positivity. Such a good reminder of the little actions that can be taken to bring a smile to one of our loved ones or a stranger's day!
This theme continued as we headed to Paper Island to get food at the smorgasbord market. Before going in, the Copenhagen Contemporary Museum had an exhibit by Yoko Ono called the "Wish Tree Garden." People write their wish for themselves, for others, for the world and hang it all together, beautifully, on the branches. It was so powerful to read the words of those who passed through before. The words in a variety of languages emit feelings of love, hope, loss, happiness, vulnerability. It is truly wonderful when art installations grasp the raw essence of humans and their being.
Three that stuck out to me in particular were:
"I wish that everyone could learn to love and forget how to hate."
"To stop worrying and be more carefree."
"Share love and live in bliss."
What would your wish be?