Have You Seen Me? Check in the Lost and Found.
“…That’s part of the psychoanalytic process, that you are finding things that have been there all along, but were not available to awareness.” — Mark Gerald, New York Psychoanalyst
I’ve been passing signs of missing cats and lost dogs my entire life and not really thinking much about it. But, back in March, when I passed this sign at NW 23rd and Penn in Oklahoma City, a light came on in my head. I wondered, what if?
What if everyone who lost something made a sign and nailed it to a light pole or duct-taped to a tree? Would it make any difference? Would it bring the lost thing home? What are the things that go missing in our lives anyway?
So, I began thinking about the things I’ve lost. And, I wonder, what would happen if I made a sign? And, if I could make just one sign about one thing what would it be?
What would your thing be?
So, I’ve been thinking about doing a little experiment. I could send poster boards and duct tape to different people I know and ask them to post a sign of something they’ve lost or found. They could take a picture of it and email it to me. I could post them here.
These next signs represent terrible losses. I hope to God no one I love ever ends up with their picture nailed to a tree or taped to a light pole.
If you’d like to participate, email me at jenx1967[at]gmail[dot]com. And, very soon, I’ll post a picture of my sign, and then you’ll know the one thing I’ve lost that I think about more than anything else.