The Wishing Star Project has been operational for 34 days. The project page has been viewed 529 times by people from 15 countries. Number of wishes left: 169.
This is what 169 stars look like.
They cover an area of approximately 645 square centimetres or 100 square inches.
I need 220 times this many wishes at a minimum. I want people who walk the labyrinth to know that they are walking among tens of thousands of wishes from people all over the world.
You can see that there is a major difference between number of views and number of wishes. Less than one third of the page views result in a wish. I know that some people have been most helpful and left several wishes, so the real situation is somewhat worse than the numbers show.
I need you to make a wish, and I need you to pass on the link. If one person left one wish, then told two friends about it, and those friends each left a wish, and told two friends, and so on, and so on, I would have more than 1,267,650,600,228,229,401,496,703,205,376 wishes by now. This phenomenon is called exponential growth. (It is what you would like to happen to your retirement fund.)
I have worked on long term projects before: it took 365 evenings to make the 40,000 or so paper beads for Language Barrier’s 22 metre (72 foot) rope, and another 3 months of evenings to sew the beads together.
I can fold about 40 stars in an hour. Working evenings 5 days a week I can fold 26,000 stars in a year, so I can easily produce 40,000 or so stars for the installation if I have enough wishes to fill the stars.
If you are reading this and have left a wish, thank you … and please feel free to leave another. If you are reading this and haven’t left a wish, please go here and leave one now. Personal or universal — no wish is too trivial, no wish is too large. (A number of people have wished for World Peace, which is certainly a big one. The more people who genuinely wish for that, the better!)