The matchbox shrines are a little bit social experiment for me. I notice who admires what messages, what objects folks find appealing. And I take note on what is less popular. Thank you for listening, for example, is often looked over. This causes me to wonder: is there no one listening, and therefore no one to thank? do we not value listening enuf to thank someone for doing it?
I continue to make this shrine in as many variations as I can think of, hoping it will get to the person who needs to hear it. So this time, I put a bell in it.
May we listen to one another, whether we think we are on the same side of the fence or not. We may find we are not so different after all.