People like stickers.
I know that because my friend Paola once designed a children’s book
where you pick a sticker of an animal and a letter
and stuck it on the book’s pages alongside the other illustrations.
Not the most reusable book, I must say.
But everyone loved it.
And even though it was a children’s book, the grownups were the ones who got such joy out of it.
We begged Paola for the stickers,
and now I have a (polar) bear stuck on my laptop with its head peaking through the letter “B”.
People like running water.
I know that because I just walked past a plaza, with many little jets of water streaming straight up out of the ground. People of all ages were running around the fountain.
A woman planted her foot on one of the jets to prevent it from shooting out.
The ability to see a fountain, or a stream, and actively decide not to take your shoes off and step into it, is a super power.
I write this from the exquisite main hall of Denver’s Union Station. The fountain is right outside, and I’ve just actively decided not to join the people frolicking in it.
I chose not to do so because I have many bags, a coffee in one hand, and two newly-bought books in the other.
My super power is having alot of stuff.