Making Wishes in Portocolom

“Wind to thy wings. Light to thy path. Dreams to thy heart.”

Along a hidden, rocky shore near Portocolom is a place where people go to make wishes.

Wish-making happens in sets of three. So, when my friend and I embarked on her daily walk, and came across these wishing stations (I’m not sure what they’re called in Spanish), I of course wanted to leave my mark and make my three wishes.

The first thing I asked my friend was, “Have your wishes come true?”

She replied, “So far, yes.”

Taking this as a good sign, I made my three wishes. As you make each wish, you place a rock on this large, cylindrical pile. Each of the rocks that you see symbolize a wish, and along this shore are numerous (too many to count) wishing stations full of peoples’ wishes and dreams.

This area near Portocolom is full of hope, actually. Being a bit of a dreamer myself, I love the optimism and fantasy that these piles of wishes represent. Now, to see if these wishes come true for me like they have for my friend…

Image credit: Jet Set With Mary

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