Inspiration on Bleecker Street

NEW YORK — When you’re an author, you never know when you’ll run into inspiration. On Saturday, as I was heading home from Chinese school in Chinatown (I’ll tell you about that in a future post), I ran into Lucas on Bleecker Street in the West Village. IMG_7970Lucas is seven. He lives in Connecticut, which is hard to spell.

Lucas had made beautiful bracelets to raise money to save endangered animals. Here was what was left of his inventory when I saw him around 2 p.m.: IMG_7968He had a very supportive mom who stayed by his side as he called out to everyone who walked by:IMG_7972Talking to strangers is not easy. He was very brave. IMG_7973Lucas said that the money from his bracelet sales would go towards “adopting” the black jaguar. His brother was planning to adopt the polar bear. His mother explained that he had found the adoption program on the internet. If you are interested, the link to the World Wildlife Species Adoption program is here.

This is the bracelet I bought from Lucas, plus three blueberry charms, two of which he gave me for free, just like that: IMG_7975Isn’t it gorgeous?!!! I haven’t taken it off since. I’m wearing it proudly because a boy Alvin’s age is taking responsibility for a problem bigger than himself. Thank you, Lucas!!! Best of luck on your adoption. The black jaguar is one lucky cat to have you on his side!

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8 thoughts on “Inspiration on Bleecker Street

  1. This is great! I was recently inspired by an old man filling up his car with gas at Sam’s Club. Well…it was more his shirt that he was wearing that triggered the inspiration but wow…of all places, you know?
    I wish him luck with the jaguar! I’m actually planning on adopting a penguin for my son this Christmas! 🙂

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  2. Thanks for stopping by! What did his t-shirt say??? Your son will love being the Protector of Penguins. The gift of responsibility is priceless. He’s so lucky to have such a great mom!

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  3. Lenore Look I loved your books because I read all of them except the first series because we are doing that in our classroom. Alvin,Calvin and Annabelly are very funny.I hope you are enjoying publishing these books.Thank You for these books and may The Lord Bless You Lenore Look!

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