|Tanabata Festival in Edo from Thirty-six Views of Mount Fuji (first version) 1852|
It's Tanabata, the seventh night of the seventh month, and since it hasn't rained it looks like the dreams of Japan's fabled star-crossed lovers, Orihime (the star weaver, a.k.a. Vega) and Hikoboshi (the cow herder, a.k.a. Altair), will come true as they enfold each other in their heavenly embrace again this year for a single night before parting in "sweet sorrow."
Folks here in Temple Valley customarily pen private wishes on a strip of paper that they then hang on the branch of an erected bamboo tree (or branch) with the hope that it will come true. When my youngest son was about three years old he wished to become a dinosaur and sure enough from time to time he did and still does become something of a (good-natured) T. Rex.
I hope this Tanabata all your wishes come true too.