Sunday, July 24, 2011

Words can wander.

Hermine Van Dijck has embarked on a wonderful journey, a project called Words For Strangers. (Thank you, Jaime!)

She leaves tiny notes for strangers on their bicycles. So far, she has left notes in Antwerp, Ghent, and Paris, but plans to continue the project all around the world.


As someone who adores language and the assemblage of words, this hits my heart in just the right spot. I would be thrilled to come upon one of her little notes.

It reminded me of Agustina Woodgate, who sews little poems into clothing in thrift stores.

I love words. It makes me sad to think there are people who value them so little.

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