FOUND by Margaret Pratt in Valencia, California
I found this outside of CalArts on Valentine’s Day.
FOUND by Scott P. on the sidewalk on the east side of Broadway Bridge, Portland, Oregon
Recently, an addiction specialty psychiatrist (“No medications dispensed or stored on site”) opened in the storefront adjacent to the east end of the bridge. It is unclear if this was lost before or after her meeting, 12pm, Thursday, as it was found Friday morning.
FOUND by Jennifer outside of a Juvenile Detention Center in Columbus, Ohio
I was walking home from the park with my kids and thought that I’d take them by the juvie; like, “Hey kids, don’t act up and end up in there some day.” We found this on the sidewalk. I saw the swear word up top and then wouldn’t let my kids have it. They spent the rest of the walk home trying to guess what the “bad word” was on the page. My daughter, 12, is certain that is was ‘ass.’ My son, 7, thinks that is was probably ‘dumb.’ I told them that they would have to go to bed never knowing.
FOUND by Karen Berry in Old Town, Portland, Oregon
I found this book with the accomanying inscription to “Diane” in my company’s break room. The note is not addressed to anyone who works at our company, but we’re located in a very rough neighborhood with plenty of methadone clinics. As far as I can make it out, this is the text:
Well here I am again trying to tell myself it’s okay if we part ways. Well, that’s not really what I want, and you know that’s exactly what I do & tell me thats what we are gonna do every time but our plans never work out because after we agree to them you dont follow through stick around to make them, or tell me later you will do what the fuck you want & don’t try to change you.
My plan now is to start Methadone again & get a job or start school. I’m sick of always finding shit out & you deny them & treat me like a stupid nigger bitch. I hope you can find the strength needed to leave me alone so @ least one of us can be happy because I’d be shocked if after so many times you let me down now that you could get it right for once, you care too much about the dope to ever love me