Neighborhood Lost and Found
We take a lot of walks around our neighborhood, whether it’s to the park or to the local cafes, or just to get out of the house for a few minutes.
I’ve begun noticing kid’s gloves, dolls, hoodies, and action figures hanging from fences or placed delicately by trees in the parkway. This isn’t a new phenomenon, just something I never really paid attention to - until I had a kid of my own and appreciated the value of certain items they hold dear.
I’d like to believe these favorite dolls or blankets have been picked up by other parents on walks, as if they’re reaching out and touching their peers on the shoulder to say: “I took care to pick this up in the hopes it will be saved and find its home again. I understand.”