These responses are taken from five different locations around the city, and I’m still figuring out how I want the physical aspects of these responses to look/feel. I started with colored post-card sized paper. I left them, along with some pens in a water-proof pencil bag hanging from the boxes. A lot of them got warped with water or loved in other ways. The responses were brief, and some were profound or lovely. And all the more because of their brevity. I did wonder if the post-card size was, for any of the participants, a limitation/barrier to a story or deeper reflection.
For this reason, I am slowly transitioning to letting these boxes function a lot more like mailboxes (the person will supply the writing material) until I can figure out the paper situation. (Not pictured: a response to “What is Home”… a tiny house smashed like a Jackolantern). (Also: to the people with the responses “Home is where your dad checks the mail in his underwear, “Home is aesthetic,” and “Home is where the heart is…don’t everyone know that”…I cannot find y’alls prompts. But I loved them).