I am one of nearly 100 people taking part in our Winter Wander-land experiment that started on December 1 and unfolds in 25 daily tweets until Christmas. Ok, as program designer, I had a pretty good idea of what was coming, but every time the phone pinged me a Street Tweet, the instruction and clue word actually took me by surprise. It’s funny – even for people very involved in Street Wisdom – how easy it is to forget that every street holds secrets – and you can find inspiration in any corner of the city if that’s your intention.
Saturday, though, was a problem. I was told to look out for my special animal. (There are some shamanic principles woven into Street Wisdom’s design – and no shamanic journey is complete without an animal spirit to guide you.)
On Saturday I looked and looked but didn’t really connect with the pigeons or crows, cats or dogs I saw. Other wanderers were having luck. My co-founder, Chris texted me to say he’d just been taught a lesson by his dog Sparky. It was a bit disappointing but I basically gave up and went off to the cinema with my family. Halfway through my wife pointed to the screen. “There’s your animal”, she said. And I think she was right…
What animal did you see? What was it like to complement a stranger? Have you been enjoying the music of the city? When you smiled, how many smiled back?
Please leave your comments below. And enjoy next week!