Imagine writing inspired and ever-original messages of amour. More than a thousand different times. To people whose names you don’t even know.
Over the past eight years, artist and writer Lindsay Zier-Vogel has composed and then hidden 1,100 love poems in various odd places, like inside library books, phone booths and cherry bins. She leaves them for strangers to find.
She has no way of knowing who has discovered her sweet sentiments, and what it’s meant to them. Has it made them smile? Laugh? Gaze into the distance and weep with happiness?
“Potential excites me like nothing else,” she declares in a recent article. As for me, I can’t say I’ve ever found anything unexpected while browsing for books or shopping for fruit – except, perhaps, a startled wasp. But if I ever come across one of Lindsay’s poems, I’ll count myself lucky. If there’s love going around, I don’t mind catching a little bit of it.