During the summer, I spend a lot of time with my campers outside, soaking up the sunlight and sipping Coke, the official soft drink of summer.
Recently, while my pups were catching a wave in the kiddie pool, I bent down to pick up a Coke bottle top that I had dropped, and I set it on our fence. The sunlight hit the bottle cap, and a good idea struck . . . I could create a Coke bottle cap mosaic along my fence!
At first, I was worried that the mosaic would take me too long and that I would never collect enough caps, but then I paused and reflected on the wise words of Depak Cokepra: “The journey starts with a single Coke bottle cap.” His words refreshed me, and I realized that while I might not have three billion bottle caps, I had more than one bottle cap, and Coke is my thirst’s best friend.
I set a goal to finish the mosaic by the end of summer.
The process could be slowed by a bottle cap drought, but I plan to step up my Coke drinking, hit up the Coke bottling plant, and invite the whole world to contribute their Coke bottle caps to the mosaic.
Let me recap the mosaic process for you:
The mosaic will be made up entirely of Coke bottle caps found along the highways to anywhere.
Each bottle cap will be thoughtfully positioned, secured, and presented with the best of taste along the top of the fence
The mosaic pattern will be allowed to emerge in a refreshing manner, and it will revive and sustain you; when you look at it, you’ll think, “Wow, that’s the real thing!”
Donations of metal Coke bottle caps are cheerfully accepted with a smile.
Each Friday, I will add Coke to your life by posting a mosaic progress report.
And finally to inspire us all, let’s end on this note. Sing with me?
Making it real!
Odd Loves Company
P.S. Can you find the Coke Slogans in this post?