I have always found the most creative ways to say I’m sorry. It was everything that came before that lacked.
It’s not that I couldn’t come up with great ways to say ‘I love you’ when we were together, but necessity is, as they say, the mother of invention. As though only with the freedom of thinking there is nothing left to lose could I tap into the actual depths of my imagination.
And so with each spot of tape on each telephone pole and subway platform I felt like I was laying down a foundation. While I was in bed, while at work, the flyers became an emotional proxy. Even if it wasn’t understood by others, it made a whole lot of sense to me.
Some people saw it for what it was. Thank you. Others condemned it as any number of… well don’t worry, it wasn’t for you. It was for me and for her. That’s it. That’s all I have.