Rebecca Solnit, A Field Guide to Getting Lost. Penguin Books, 2005
when the kinders found things out of place
they went to put them in our class lost and found
but discovered it was missing.
the class then set out to find the lost and found
that was lost
until someone found it
and proudly put it back in place
then the mini wooden zebra, the blue rubber spider, and the green magna-tile
found a place to wait until we can find where they belong.
“first up, the lost and found has gone missing.
it itself, is lost.
so please try not to lose anything until we find it.”
-michael scott, the office
shirley in her camp i.d. picture
have you seen this face?
i am reminded
i love my community website
with all its sincere and heartfelt
there’s a notice about a turtle
who has ‘run away’ from camp
i have to wonder
could there be a slower animal
other than maybe a snail
to have made the great escape?
did anyone else know about turtle camp
or have i been living a sheltered life?
do you think she was homesick
just didn’t want to take part
in the arts ‘n crafts or talent night?
R.H. – 1 day ago
if you see this turtle, please phone — (see picture above)
Our turtle Shirley has escaped once again from turtle camp on J. Road, near V. Ave. She should be wearing a piece of blue duct tape on the back of her shell. She’s very friendly. She may have gotten pretty far – last time, she got to near J. Road and R. Road. before she was found.
Please call ——- (land line) if found. Or text ——-. Thank you!
Probably will have lit out in the exact same direction as before.
W. H. – 1 day ago
I hope that neuroscientist didn’t get her for his experiments.
M. H. -1d ago
Oh my goodness we’ll keep our eyes out! (I read this and thought – oh my goodness, another person who sends their turtle to camp?! And then realized it was you!)
as of today
shirley is still on the lam.
“take a walk with a turtle. and behold the world in pause.”
my key fob missing its insides and screaming.
me looking for the insides of my key fob and screaming.
went to have coffee with my friend
locked up my car
put my key in my pocket
when i returned to the car
all i had left of my electronic key
was the empty screaming shell pictured above
insides were nowhere to be found
used the key/shell in the car door
and the panic button screamed nonstop
with no electronics to turn it off
until my car started
each and every time
a bit dumbfounded
as key fob was still in one piece
in my pocket
found a tiny screw missing in back
somehow it had
opened itself up
insides popped out
closed itself back up
and was empty
like it never happened
luckily i have daughters
with my keys all over the place
and my car has stopped screaming
but my old key fob still looks upset.
“the universe is like a safe to which there is a combination.
but the combination is locked up in the safe.”
-peter de vrie
credit: edvard munch – the scream