Merry Christmas

I found this small note on the sidewalk (in front of some bars) in the Hawthorne neighborhood. Ruth seems like a nice lady.

Friendship Soup

Found stuck between the Frango Mints boxes on display at Marshall Field’s (now Macy’s) on State Street in Chicago a few days before Christmas.

What I Like About You

I saw this on the ground walking through the rain on Brigham Young University campus. It was folded and wet. Hope you’re happy, Bradley. It sounds like somebody loves you.

I Almost Feel Creative Tonite

In 1994 I bought the Bob Dylan Greatest Hits Vol. 2 LP at Discount Records (R.I.P.) and this 45 was stuck in the sleeve with the original two records.

Grinding Down

Found this in the back of “The Bedside Book of the Art of Living” that I had found near an abandoned house in my neighborhood.

A Beautiful Butterfly

Found this crumpled up into a tight little ball, on the street in the fairly downtrodden Tenderloin District. Kinda sad that such a heartfelt message of hope got discarded with such intention.

Endless Love

I bought Nicholas Sparks’ A Walk to Remember at my local library’s bookstore. A beautiful but tragic love story. Inside I found a real love letter written on the first page. After reading it I couldn’t help but wonder what happened to them and why anyone would misplace such a beautiful letter.

Not Baby-Baby, My Man

Another mysterious paper from one of the university recycling bins during move-out week. For a lot of students, college offers more than just academic growth.

You Are a Truly Remarkable Woman

I found this note written on a bank change-slip placed in a double envelope when I was renovating my house.