My friend Dana and I drove into Atlanta last weekend to check out the annual Decatur Book Festival, one of the largest independent book festivals in the United States. I expected to see many national and local authors, a few writing workshops, lots of books, live music and some amazing local food demonstrations. What I did not expect to see was the “Wish Tree,” a low limbed Magnolia dotted with dangling white tags scrawled with wishes from passers-by. It was a popular spot at the festival, with many wandering around under the leafy canopy reading, laughing and looking inspired. One of my favorites was a wish for “peace, love and shoes” because, well….I love all three!