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Has this ever happened to you — you’re walking the line, and all of a sudden you having a burning wish you need to make, but don’t know how? Stress no more — here are all the ways you can make your very own wish on the line!

Blowing on a Dandelion


There are many dandelions to be found on the line. If you come across one that is white like the one above, simply pluck it, close your eyes and make your wish, and blow the seeds into the air! You have to make sure that you blow every last seed off. When you do, your wish has been sent on its way! For more detailed instructions, try looking at this website right here: How to Wish on a Dandelion. 

Throwing a Coin in a Pond or Stream

IMG_0674Throwing money into water has long been known to have magical wish-granting qualities. You get extra bonus points if the coin you throw in was a lucky penny that you find on the ground! All you have to do is take your coin, hold it tight while you make your wish, and throw it in the water. A good place to do this on the line is the little creek right behind Cohen (pictured above.)


Did you know that ladybugs are considered lucky bugs in many countries? Its true! There are many different legends about what types of luck ladybugs can bring. Not only do these little critters bring good luck, but they also can help grant your wishes! If a ladybug lands on you, make your wish quickly. When it flies away, the direction it goes is supposed to tell you where your wish will come from! There are many ladybugs on the line just waiting to grant your wishes — in fact, I had one land on me today!


Many people already know that stars also have magical wish-granting powers. Try going on the line at night and sitting through the sunset, and then waiting for the stars to come out. You can either wish on the first star that comes out at night, or if you are lucky enough to find one, a shooting star!



So, you’ve made your wish using one or more of the above methods. Now, you want to make sure you do everything in your power to make sure your wish comes true. This is where the clovers come in (the ones above were found on the Alfred State part of the line.) Clovers are not going to grant you any wishes, but if you find one with four leaves, it will give you good luck! Perhaps this extra boost of luck will be just the thing you need to help make sure that you wish comes true.


Comments on: "Exploring the Line:How to Wish on the Line" (2)

  1. Wow Mady, what an interesting blog you have here!

    I don’t know if you’d be interested or not, but I think many of my readers would find your project compelling. If you would like to write a guest post for Bliss Habits sometime, please let me know.

    Thank you for linking to my dandelion post.

    • Hey, thanks Kathy! Its a project for my college class. And sure, I would love to write a guest post sometime! That would be really cool.

      And yes, some very interesting stuff you had there!


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