FOUND by Burau in Washington, DC
FOUND by Allison in Thomas Circle, Washington DC
I found this novel on the steps of the National City Christian Church. There are so many feelings in this short message, ugly and passionate and desperate. It has all the makings of a country song.
FOUND by Eilleen at the U.S. National History Museum in Washington, DC
My friend Tom and I found this letter lying on the side of a display about prehistoric ocean life in the Hall of Oceans in the U.S. Natural History Museum. It was folded around a flyer about sharks, which may explain the part of the letter about the dad being bitten by a shark which he believes to be a non-native alien species from Argentina or Chile.
We Googled the “International Congress on Peer Reviews and Editorial Guidelines” but could find no such group or person. I will say that I completely agree with the letter writer about not wanting to be decapitated for the sake of science. That would totally suck. And I will totally drink Sun-Kissed Orange Juice after reading this.
FOUND by John Woodley Park, Washington, DC
I found this post-it note on the sidewalk next to the playground at the Aidan Montessori School in Woodley Park, Washington, DC. I imagine the note is related to a classroom activity where letters are converted to piano notes, and maybe a student passed this note to a friend when they realized that their name is pretty when translated into piano notes.
FOUND by Juan in Washington, DC
Whoever created this obviously put a lot of time and emotion into creating just the right expression of love. Yet, there it was, on the street, neglected and forgotten. Love. So deep. So fleeting.