Jul 29 2011

#90 “A simple request and a simple reply”

From a stranger in Minneapolis, Minnesota

Over the past several months, a lot of unexpected items have found their way to my post office box. These items include everything from collages made of magazine clippings to detailed personal letters to magazine advertisements from other countries for my project that I had never seen before to misguided letters from the IRS.

Variety is the spice of life, and the unexpected can often be vey exciting, but most of the time the mail that I receive is more along the lines of what is on display today. This envelope came from a nameless stranger in a far away state. The envelope was simple and undecorated. There was no note, no personal letter, no correspondance of any kind. The picture, itself, is simple and represents what amounts to a quick sketch on a piece of random stationary that was probably just lying around the office/workspace. The entire venture for this stranger probably only took a matter of seconds, mere minutes at the most.

Does this disappoint me? Am I saddened that there is not more to this submission? I answer with a resounding NO! Every wolf is special in my eyes- from the most elaborate to the most simplistic. And as you can see from the title of today’s post, sometimes you simply get what you ask for.

So thank you, stranger in Minnesota. You have fulfilled your duty and granted my request. No more. No less. And for that I am grateful.