I’ve mentioned before that I write a regular blog post for The Intelligent Optimist magazine, posting about once a month. In August, I wrote about how I think the world is constantly providing us little treasures or surprises to find. In fact, I think these surprises are actually a form of road sign, marking our paths as we move through our lives. I referenced Annie Dillard’s book, “Pilgrim at Tinker Creek,” in which she tells how as a child she would hide pennies for strangers to find. She’d mark a trail about how to find them with arrows and notes, one that said, “Surprise Ahead!”
If you want, go read that entry now, for further context.
I mention this here today as I made reference to this idea at the talk I gave to the PSCS high schoolers on Tuesday night. Then today, when they arrived at school for the first time this year, they found a little note from me on the floor (today’s photo), with arrows pointing them to their cubbies. In each of their cubbies I had placed a penny.
Heads up, of course.