25 April 2015

earthquake

i have nickels buried all over the world. friends on vacation take my nickels and plant them in beautiful and interesting places i'll never see. it's a long story, but this has been going on for years and years.

my two most recent nickels, just placed weeks ago, were buried by three dear friends on two separate trips to nepal. all afternoon, i've been reading the reports of the earthquake, looking at photos of the devastation, and sending up prayers for the good people of the country - and also thanking heaven for keeping my friends safe as they traveled.

here's the spot in kathmandu where my friend gretchen buried my nickel. she said it was beautiful, and i would love it there.

5 comments:

Graciegreen said...

The nickel burying is so cool. Reminds me of Flat Stanley The kids at school get people to take pictures of their Stanley in places all over the world.

Tabor said...

You must explain...why nickels...why burying them and what if your friends get caught?

Things Are Looking U.P. said...

yes, you must share the story of the nickels. it sounds fun and fascinating.

susan t. landry said...

how wonderful that 2 of your nickels made it to Nepal; may they carry an abundance good luck for the people in the area where your currency (generosity of spirit embedded in a coin) is buried.

chris said...

i will remember that there's interest in the story of the nickels and will try to get a post together soon. don't get too excited - it's just a fun thing i do for several insignificant reasons. susan t. landry, the other nickel, buried by my friend nancy, is on a trail in the anapurna range in the Himalayas. she sent me a photo of the nickel and another of the view. it's breathtaking. i can't imagine such grandeur in nature. i hope it remains untouched now.