A few weeks ago I bought a tiny brass bottle at an estate sale. Two inches tall, heavy and stoppered, it looks like something a genie might live in – a really teeny genie, who can grant only very, very small wishes.
Like say you wish for a million dollars, a long and healthy life, and true love. But all the genie can give you is a quarter off the sidewalk, a good night’s sleep, a smile from a stranger.
But you’d rub the bottle anyway, right? These days, you’d take those slivers of luck and feel grateful.
Here are a few of my recent wishes. I hope you enjoy. (Click the images for more.)