Saturday, November 14, 2009
I've been thinking about my footprint lately. Not my size 8 shoe footprint and not my environmental footprint. But about my wonderful footprint. How much wonderful do you put out in the world?
I'd like to thank the Portland Art Museum for putting out this wonderful footprint as seen above. Hundreds of Chinese lanterns strung above in the courtyard between buildings. Not permanent or lasting or "sustainable" but wonderfully ephemeral and enchanting.
Sometimes when the world gets me down, I think about putting out more wonderful in the world. It counteracts the mean and attracts more wonderful, multiplying and growing faster than anything negative can amass.
Seeing wonderful isn't pollyanna: it's acceptance and owning activity to counteract it, to insert oneself into the equation and to be a part of the change, not to sit idly by and snip and snipe.
To put out more wonderful into the world and let it catch on.