Happy New Year one and all!
I definitely resolve to do more good deeds this year… and to share what others are doing. Like this cool “art” project.
“I’ve always liked to do nice things for strangers. I worked in the mail room at my college dorm, and whenever I emailed a package notification, I’d always add a little something extra. Like an awesome shark pic. Or a link to Japanese jazz. Lately I’ve been doing this thing where I buy really weird antique post cards, write poems on them, and mail them to random people I find in the white pages. The first time I sent one, I added a full-page disclaimer because I was worried some old person would think it was from ISIS and call the cops. I basically wrote: ‘Don’t worry. It’s art. Everything’s cool. You won’t be hearing from me again.’”
I love this… it reminds me of something I did a while back, dropping anonymous “Have a great day” notes into neighbours’ mailboxes… until a friend said, “What if the husband finds it and thinks his wife is having an affair!” Never occurred to me, lol.
I would love to receive one of these poetry postcards, and whoever does in a city as big as New York… well, it would be like winning the lottery, right?
Song for the day, Joni Mitchell’s “River” … captures the season in many ways, I think.