FOUND in the streets of Philadelphia
FOUND by Jonathan Tremper; Oak Park, IL
In the Pilsen neighborhood of Chicago there is a creepy used hotel furniture store, like Motel 6 stuff. I went there with some friends to explore and came across this note sitting in an open nightstand drawer. I’ve carried it with me for years since then, for luck I suppose.
FOUND by Francis DiClemente; Syracuse, NY
I found this note on the snow-covered ground while walking to a Rite Aid store earlier this year. I saw the scrap of faded blue paper and the heart icon caught my attention. I almost kept going, but the romantic amateur detective in me felt compelled to bend down, pick up the note and examine it.
The brevity and directness of the message made me smile.
“Dwight, I [heart] you. I don’t wanna fight.”
I assumed by the handwriting that the author was a young female. It could have been a note from a sister to a brother or a girlfriend to her boyfriend.
In just seven words, plus one icon, the girl had poured out her feelings to Dwight. She exposed her heart; she made the effort to reconcile.
I wondered if Dwight accepted her apology. But since I found the paper on the sidewalk, tossed aside in the snow, I suspected he did not. If that’s the case, I thought, maybe she’s better off without him.