Saw this presentation by Jonathan Harris at a TED-like conference a few years ago; now, here’s the book: Balloons of Bhutan, in which he asks citizens of the Kingdom to write their wishes on Balloons and then takes magnificent pictures like this: URL for more information below. (Thanks, MM!)
Way back in 2007, I did a little project in Bhutan about “Gross National Happiness”, Bhutan’s much saner alternative to “Gross National Product”.
I have finally gotten around to preparing a website to house this experiment (life has been hectic).
You can find it here: http://balloonsofbhutan.org
It involved handing out balloons to 117 people, talking to them about happiness, asking them to make a wish, and then stringing up the wishes in a mountain pass: