In ancient times wishing was an appeal to the invisible forces that surround us and just maybe they’d respond favorably if we made an offering. Nowadays, I wonder to whom we address when a wish is made.
Myself, I rarely have any change in my pocket. Transactions with plastic are but a stream of electrons and always exact. But if I do, I can’t resist. I’ll make a wish and toss a few coins into the water, just in case.
I think we still have a connection with the invisible forces. There’s plenty of evidence in the pool.