April 2013

One Great Wall, One Great Inspiration

anything is possible inspiration

The Legendary Photo

I was lucky enough to have the opportunity to travel to Beijing, China several times over the past three years. One of those trips in particular remains the highlight of those travels.

I had recently become acquainted with Jamie D. Grant, a local celebrity magician and artist (whom I now have the privilege of calling a friend), and was following his “Send Wonder” campaign very closely.

Jamie had taken on the monstrous task of leaving a limited edition deck of cards in a bottle (his signature work of art) at 100 places in Vancouver and around the world, over a period of 100 days. Every day he would place the bottle in a secret location, take a photo of it, and then tweet it out to his followers. A mad scramble to find the bottle would then ensue.

I followed Jamie’s tweets daily and was lucky enough to find bottle #10/100 myself. When I found out I would be going to China during Jamie’s project, I sent him my proposal to be an “Agent of Wonder” and take a photo of one of the bottles at the Great Wall of China. “It will be epic!” I wrote.

Jamie dug the idea (he is an epic kinda guy), and before long I was boarding a plane to Beijing with bottle #26/100 in my (very) safe-keeping.

And the rest, as they say, is history. I made it to the Great Wall of China, searched high and low along the wall for the perfect spot, and captured the legendary photo that inspires me to this day. Oh, and I took a little video of me in the process (check it out below).

I’d like to thank Jamie for his inspirational Send Wonder campaigns. Whenever I need a reminder that “Anything is Possible” and that I should “Never Give Up” – I simply look at his bottles, buckle down, and take action.

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