True fact: I love receiving texts from Alicia. Alicia tends to text me when she notices awesome things—street musicians with fancy instruments and the like. As though she's a magic scout, keenly attuned to detect wonderful things, compelled to alert me to the beauty that abounds. A couple weeks ago, she spotted this charmingly embellished advertisement on a BART train, and gifted it to me. Behold the Googly Eyed Gnome!
I believe we should start a movement to make 53% of all texts, messages of this sort. (The other 47% can be the practical kind, of course.) Agreed?
Sweet. The next time you're out and about, I challenge you to
- recognize when you're witnessing something worthy of your admiration,
- take a moment to appreciate whatever you see,
- snap a photo, and
- send that photo to someone you think will share in your joy.
It'll be like one big, never-ending scavenger hunt for awesome. We can assign points for various sightings: 25 for spotting an origami dinosaur on a park bench, 50 for a yarnbombed bike rack, 996 for a unicorn noshing on an ice cream cone. We'll call our game Magic Scout.
p.s. My cousin Melissa also plays this game. She found a purty pink-haired gal in San Francisco. How many points should we award her?