Something a bit different today! As I was walking home from work on Thursday, I saw something unusual lying on the ground. It was this page, apparently from a sketch book or doodling pad.
It had been raining, and the page was sopping wet, but I couldn't resist picking it up and puzzling over the design. I liked the scratchy, feathery black lines.
This was on the back.
Then I found a second page -- a continuation of the same theme, but with some color, and also sopping wet. I didn't have a container suitable for carrying wet paper, so I simply cradled the pages on my open palms as I walked, looking like Jesus bestowing some weird avant-garde blessing. Every once in a while the wind would catch one of the pages and flap its corners, inflicting a tear. They didn't get home undamaged.
This was on the back of the second page -- bringing in some other shapes and elements.
Then, yesterday morning, walking past the same area on my way to work, I found this third page.
I took it to work, unobtrusively so my coworkers wouldn't think I was insane, and set it gingerly on the carpet under my desk to dry.
Very mysterious! I love stuff like this -- a glimpse into someone else's creative mind. I would have hated to see them get ground into the pavement, or swept up by the street cleaner.