$120,000 Crush

I found this on the floor of a building at Stanford University while I was there for a debate tournament in February. I have no idea of any possible back-story, but it was addressed to ‘Michelle’. I’m actually a little worried that Michelle never got the note and someone just spent $120,000 in vain. Best … Continued

Television

I found this at a nearby public library, sticking out between two books in the medical section. My guess is somebody wanted it to be found. They got their wish. (If you look closely, you will see that it’s not drawn with an ordinary #2 pencil, the lead is thicker.)

Happy Halloween

This jewel was found in 1997 in our friends’ (Angie and Kendall) front yard in Houston. We love this so much.

Precious NYC

I found this on a seat on the uptown number 1 train. There was another find next to it but the writing was a lot more subversive. It said stuff like, “Allah Sucks Dick.” I left it alone. Although this find appeared to be written by the same person, it’s more endearing.

Like Being in a Tree House

I found this letter carefully folded around a “fun-size” Snickers bar the morning after Father’s Day. It was on the railing of a deserted pedestrian bridge. I initially took it with me, then felt guilty and put it back at lunchtime, having figured out the elaborate folding scheme. When I went by in the evening, … Continued

21 Hearts

I found this piece of art atop a snow bank during a walk two days after Valentine’s Day in 2004. I’m guessing that the young artist is a girl. I’m guessing she created it for her parents during art class at school. The inclusion of an alphabet and numbers reflect the long sheets of letters … Continued