I wish you could have been there yesterday when my friend Tami and I rounded a corner and found a wall of hope.
Built of pastel colored sticky notes and messages of love, the wall fluttered in the optimistic sunlight. It indiscriminately waved lost souls home, and offered a platform for kind wisdom.
“You are important.”
“Bless the world with your smile.”
“Spread love like a wild fire.”
Created spontaneously by Lawrence University Posse Scholars Samantha, Jorgie and Esmeralda, the project touched our hearts.
They called it LU’s Healing Wall. Of course, we accepted their invitation to add our paper bricks.
Sometimes, like a warm, summer day in November, hope blazes up at unexpected times. We found it yesterday on a college campus, where students staged a love riot.
All the qualities scribbled on those notes — empathy, kindness, intelligence and optimism — existed in this world before the 2016 presidential election and they still exist today. We know that.
But, it still felt good to see those sweet papers waving in the wind.