It's called an "Imagination Installation," a local movement of sorts in the area; and per its website it's about "harnessing the collective power of our community's dreams." Which, in case you're wondering, is awesome. So was this wall - dozens of small lime green signs tacked and taped all over the place, each with the simple title "Imagine When...."at the top, and lots of space underneath for folks to write whatever.
So the sermon would have to wait awhile, because in truth I was looking at tons of little sermons on the wall of this coffee house, and it's always good when the preacher gets preached too. Here are a few that particularily spoke to me:
...the word "can't" is lost from the spoken language
...people "make each other right"
...we decide to invest in happiness instead of war and hatred.
...nutritiuous local food is abundantly available everywhere and is preferred
...elected officials work for the good of the people, not for the power of the office
...human beings realize we are stewards of this earth, and no more important than any other living being
...we are not strangers
...there is a woman in the White House!
...we recognize that "the kingdom of God is here" (no waiting required)
..very child can squish mud between his or her toes in a creek
..we dream together to empower each other, rather than live in isolation
...we grow food rather than lawns, and share that food with our community
..we all Iive in the moments like our dogs, cats and horses do.
...our economic system rewards cooperation, collaboration and generosity over competition
...we all realize we are happier the more we give and love others, rather than how much we get and are loved.
...public art is on every corner in downtown Winston-Salem
...we know that life comes from death
...color is a hue that a painter uses to transform the canvas :-)
...the health care system is healed
..all pets have an owner that is loving and caring and a comfortable place to be
...corporations figure out that creativity and innovation comes from liberated, encouraged and respected employees
...children and adults go outside and play every day
...education rewards innovation and creativity more than compliance
...every child comes home at the end of school to a loving family member and a plate of cookies and milk
...each of us life our lives with respect and honor of all living beings
...we all remember that we're one big family
...people have the courage to be themselves
...we all let our authentic selves shine!
Of course, I got in on the act. Here's the one I did. If you know me, this should come as no surprise:
You know what I liked most about this excellent use of coffee house wall space? It's "Imagine When," not "Imagine If." It's only a matter of time, folks. Let's get busy.