Unrelatedly, I took a meandering walk around the neighborhood tonight. I saw a bunch of stuff PLUS figured out what happens when people think the washing machine/dryer ate one of their socks.
This is a sock. A black sock. Specifically, this is a black sock I saw lying on the ground outside a laundromat. It appears to have fallen off of someone's heap of laundry -- whether clean or not I have no clue. However, it does appear to solve the anthropomorphic issue of a washing machine/dryer eating one's sock.
Also unrelatedly, there is this "Tiles for America" display on a chain link fence at a street corner near my place. I'd only really had a vague glancing look at it in the past, but I finally took some time to read some of the tiles and look at the website. I'm not one for sappy, but I think the overall idea is very powerful. Not only that, but some of the tiles were very moving.The heart on this tile appears incomplete as it seems to be missing a bottom corner. Something about that speaks to me in that it appears the country is not whole -- although I'm sure such a message was not the original intent.