For the last nine years, we’ve only shared the ladder with friends and family. But this year I posted pictures on my Facebook page and they elicited quite a response. One friend even suggested the story was worthy of a children’s book. When that motion was instantly seconded it seemed that I should at least make the effort to give the ladder a fair shot at telling its story. However, since the ladder can’t really communicate, it will need the help of me and others willing to participate. It now has a fan page on Facebook, the very beginning of a book, some early efforts at a series of photographs taking the ladder (virtually, anyway) around the world. On a napkin I left lying around somewhere are ideas for a digital holiday card, an art installation, a viral video (no concept yet; feel free to suggest one) and an interactive art project for little kids. I was also thinking that in the spirit of social networking and the web that you might want to participate, too. You can do that by becoming a fan on Facebook, erecting your own Christmas ladder and sending in pictures, or leaving your comments and suggestions here. Small possibility that the Boston Globe will do a little something tomorrow. But only if it’s a slow news day.
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