Gather around as we tell the ancient story of 2Pac, toss coins into mall water fountains and try to figure out why we keep doing the same pointless stuff over and over again. (And some Bible just for fun.)
Mall Water Fountains
Like many of you, I remember my mother taking me to the mall and letting me toss a penny into the fountain. “Make a wish”, she said, and toss the coin. In a flash I would ask myself if I wanted to try to hit the top of the fountain, and watch my coin disappear as water gushed down the tiered sculpture. That was fun — but it was just as fun to toss it in the bottom of the fountain, hear a big gulping sound as the fountain swallowed my coin, and seeing it waft to the bottom of the fountain to forever rest with the coins of other kids.
Man, that sounds so awesome!
Throwing a coin in a water fountain is fun. But I’m not sure why.
Perhaps it’s the reckless abandon of destroying money like it’s nothing.
Perhaps it’s a way of being included in the artistic dance of water over stone.
Or maybe tossing a coin into a fountain is part of something bigger.
It’s that “bigger” thing that always interests me.