While traveling in Nepal and India, I was often approached by kids asking for pens and pencils—unfortunately, I had none to give. After returning home, I had 1,000 pencils made to bring with me on future travels. They read: "Ars Longa, Vita Brevis" which is latin for "Life is Short, the Art Long." To date, I've dropped pencils in Australia, Austria, China, Czech Republic, Denmark, England, Germany, Indonesia, Malaysia, The Netherlands, Singapore, (South) Korea, Taiwan, and the United States.
"Pencil Dropping Around the Globe" is a Staff Pick at GOOD.IS