While backpacking Nepal and India, I met kids on the street asking for pens and pencils. Returning home, I had a number of pencils made to give away or leave behind on future travels. They read: "Ars Longa, Vita Brevis" which is latin for "Life is Short, the Art Long." As they are used, the opportunity to create decreases. To date, I've dropped pencils in Australia, Austria, Canada, China, Czech Republic, Denmark, England, Germany, Iceland, Indonesia, Malaysia, Mexico, The Netherlands, Singapore, (South) Korea, Taiwan, and the United States.