Here’s the Deal-e-o

I found this on the floor in the grocery store I work at on Valentine’s day.

Don’t Leave

I am the landlord of an apartment building, and on one of my move-out days late this summer, I found this index card note stuck in the drawer of a desk someone was throwing away. Of course I was irritated by a tenant dumping their furniture in a place it wasn’t allowed, but more curious … Continued

You Better Go Through with It

I found this note torn into little pieces and stuffed into a vintage sewing pattern envelope (for teen sportswear, ca. 1960). At first it seems like a pretty normal middle-school love letter, but that last line is a tad ominous!

Never Cease To Amaze

I found this on my way to go for a boogie. I think it is about platonic love and admiration from one backpacker to another.

Squeeze My Cheeks

I found this while renovating our 100-year-old house. It was in the space under the stairs.

Song

Found between the pages of a book of choral music. I can’t say that the page it was marking (a madrigal called “Adieu Sweet Amarillis”) looked especially cheerful, but then, I don’t read music.

One Inspiring Friend

I found this one near a high school on my way back from the mall. I was kind of sad to find it, as it seemed to me that either Jazzmyn wasn’t as thrilled about receiving such a glowing note as I would have been, or she did love it and now she’s bummed that … Continued

There’s a Lot of Gray Areas

Found this while cleaning out a respond-to-the-art journal in the Denver Art Museum. At first it made my blood run cold, but on reflection I suppose I can empathize with that buzz of heightened self-awareness that follows an experience that just might change everything (but before it actually has).

My Little Vampire

I found this on a lonely bench at my school after a long, hard day. The simplest things can make you feel better, they really can.