Lam Tsueng Wishing Tree

I am spending the day working at UPenn's Fine Arts Library, the glorious Frank Furness building in which I get nothing done because I am too busy gaping at the surrounding beauty. In the lobby there are slips of yellow paper, called bao die, tied to two cardboard trees in celebration of Hong Kong's Lam Tsueng Wishing Tree tradition. On each is written a wish. Pictured above are some of my favorite. The last reads "I want to be an honest man and a good writer," which is about all many of us could wish for.