A Wish, and How It Grew

ince Yoko Ono launched her Wash­ing­ton “Wish Tree” project April 2, thou­sands of peo­ple have scrib­bled their hopes on slips of pa­per, in at least half a dozen lan­guages, and at­tached them to the small white Ja­panese flow­er­ing dog­wood in the Hir­sh­horn Museu

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S“I wish peo­ple would lis­ten”

“I wish that Andy would get a sib­ling this year”

“I wish I was re­tired”

“I wish my un­cle and dad could get there green card”

“I wish my Dad would stop smok­ing”

“I wish I could be a Fash­ion De­signer”

“I wish I could go to Hawaii for spring break”

“I wish I could be­come well known as an ac­tress and play a char­ac­ter on The Wire . . .”

“I wish Yoko would clean up this tree”

“I wish I had a nin­tendo ds”

“I wish for a fam­ily that loves me”

“I wish I could turn in­vis­i­ble”

“For Mom to feel good”

“I wish for more light to shine over the world, Thanks Yoko”

“I wish that peo­ple around the world could join hands and start a love train”

“More guns in my house”

“I wish I had choco­late”

“I wish I owned a fairy”

“My wish would be to speak like an Amer­i­can”

“I wish for a Sony Vaio . . . and World Peace”

“I wish my daddy would come home and be a changed man”

“I wish peo­ple would stop say­ing i like An­dre”

“I wish I had a half mil­lion dol­lars”

“I wish my room­mates would do their dishes”

“I hope there is a suc­cess­ful coup in Su­dan”

“I wish for my Cush­ings dis­ease to be gone for­ever”

“I wish my life made sense”

“I wish my mother and her sis­ter would make peace with each other”

“I wish I could fly”


Lu­cas Pritchard, 7, looks at the dreams at­tached to the Ja­panese flow­er­ing dog­wood in the Hir­sh­horn Mu­seum’s Sculp­ture Gar­den.

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