I am covering at the desk of a person who likes inspirational quotes. I started counting.
Twelve quotes or prayers (defined loosely) taped up about the workstation, plus two reminders of how to say things nicely, a yearlong calendar of inspirational quotes ("Just For Today"), prayer flags, Native American symbols, and a picture of the Dalai Lama.
We are here to awaken from the illusion of separateness* - Thich Nhat Hanh
The workplace should primarily be an incubator of the human spirit. Hmm. Trying to get my head around that.
She is one of my favorite people in the building. But she thinks very differently from me.
*What do you do next after you've done that, then? What are we here for once we've done that?
Update: A Ten Commandments bracelet, a "health!" butterfly, and a god-knows-what colored pencil drawing with an eye, an ankh, a row of cherries or tomatoes, stars, and letters that might be Egyptian, captioned "Song of the Dawn." It makes me wonder if the other things have meaning. A small trivet with a willow? A feather? Oh look, a metal fish and a Buddha - I had missed those.