"Once we received the marble I knew that it had to be put in a special place at Camp Shepard. We’ve had ideas over the past 8 months but nothing really stuck. So over the last 3 weeks we have had a company called High 5 Adventure from Brattleboro Vermont building us a brand new ropes course as well as a rock wall. This new course is top of the line and will be the main feature of our summer camp. I approached the builders a few days ago and told them about the marble and the story of Josh Simpson and they loved it. I asked them to put it somewhere in the new course but I left the actual location entirely up to them. Well today I found out that location. Its tradition for High 5 to hide a plastic flamingo high up in the trees once they finish a new build. So they took the marble and secured it in the flamingos beak and raised it 50 feet in the air. They even angled it down over a trail so if you look up you can just make out the marble but binoculars sure do help!" -Patrick Lusteg
Judy Van Raalte
We brought our infinity planet to Amsterdam and planned to leave it in the canal in front of the building where Anne Frank and her family hid from the Nazis during World War II. When we learned that Anne Frank had given her marbles (and other special toys) to a friend for safe keeping before she went into hiding in the secret annex, we decided that we would hide our infinity planet in the annex in memory of Anne. We thought that doing so would bring beauty, joy, and discovery to a place of sadness, fear, and loss.
In the entry to the secret annex is a movable bookcase that swings open like a door to reveal the stairs that lead inside. Our plan was for one person in our group to act as a screen from the security cameras as another person surreptitiously placed the infinity planet in a binder on the movable bookcase. Due to the height of the binder, however, the planet dropped the last few inches with a loud bang. We tried to look like nothing was wrong, but the people behind us clearly knew something was amiss and scrutinized the bookcase as we moved on. Happily, we were not arrested or even questioned by security officials. Infinity planet mission accomplished.
" Honnigsvag, Norway, July 30, 2017. Well within the Arctic Circle, way up north, not far from the Russian border.
The Sami (Laplander) woman took no notice of my holding the Planet when the photo was taken of me holding it. She and her husband are reindeer herders, the semi-permanent summer* dwelling is like a giant teepee. Also, when she was paying no attention, I hid the Planet under the mattress of the old baby bed that’s been passed down through the generations and is still in use.
*Although it was a summer day for the Laplanders, you and I would call it an unspeakably miserable day because it was in the 40’s and raining – sideways. "
" My best friend Grace and I went on a trip to Greece together this summer. We visited the Parthenon and planned on dropping the marble in the building. The Parthenon itself was undergoing some renovation so instead we dropped my Infinity Planet into part of Acropolis what didn't have any construction. We had to be careful because there were cameras and security guards all around the site, but we were able to drop the marble down where it was visible, but only if you know what to look for. "