At the great Tumblr Artist’s Prints and Multiples, we came across these inspired fridge magnets by Nothing Else Press: “Edition of 15 signed and numbered copies, each unique” by Michael Dumontier and Neil Farber.
We realized that these kinds of “likes” are akin to blessings without the spiritual/ mystical/ religious aspect that some people can’t stomach. Making a list of what you like will yield the well-known benefits of taking notice, and maybe even gratitude.
How sweet that there are no entries for Dislikes. The likes have a completely different feeling that Facebook likes: realer, truly personal, slightly eccentric, not for public consumption. They are like little poems:
the smell of rain
people who like poems
opening a present
having old friends
We imagine making a list of likes at the end of the day, or while sitting on the subway or waiting on line: a guaranteed mind shift…