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Virtual Wishing Well

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Welcome to my wishing well.

People have been tossing their money into wells for a long time. I'm not an expert, but I'm pretty sure the wishing well tradition is some sort of Christian Era secularization of an old Celtic idea from pagan Europe about sacred wells and springs. Whether this is their origin or no, wishing wells are just one great example of human beings' ongoing romance with the spirituality of divesting themselves of token sums of money.

The Internet has come a long way, and with seamless systems for moving money around digitally, why not simulate the wishing well ritual online?

We do everything else on the Internet, right? Sure, sure, there's something to be said for keeping spiritual rituals tactile, but maybe tossing your money away online will bring something new to the experience.

Anyway, I am a financially struggling young person, and this is my wishing well. My life isn't as tough as some people's, obviously, and all money tossed in goes to sustain my somewhat priveleged existance. I don't want to mislead anyone into thinking that their quarter wouldn't be better donated to the ACLU or Planned Parenthood or a Whitman Walker Clinic or whatever. Clearly there are better causes than this.

But I'll appreciate your contribution, all the same, and you'll get the novel experience of tossing away a little change into a virtual wishing well. So please feel free to throw in a little money, just as you would with a real wishing well. (Don't forget to make a wish)

Toss in a coin! - Just click a coin to toss it away! If you've used pay pal before this will take about two seconds, just like tossing a real coin into a real wishing well. If you haven't used pay pal before, this is as good a reason to start as any. Get with it! Join the digital curreny revolution and toss in some change!

Just click the donate button to throw your change into the wishing well.