Every morning I bike into work I notice the Invincibility Stars painted into the bike lane along Division in Ann Arbor. Magic mushrooms and banana peels are also painted along this path. These symbols from the Super Mario Brothers video games harken back to my youth playing Nintendo.
Strangely, they add a lot of joy to my ride into work. I can hear the noise that played when Mario picked up one of these Power-Ups as I ride over them. I sometimes imagine myself doubling in size or flashing in a wild variety of colors.
What things on your commute bring you joy?