Me-always losing everything. Mags-expert finder.
I’ve always loved Found Magazine. If you don’t know about it, buy a copy-there are 6 issues and some books too. The basic concept is that it’s a collection of found things-mostly funny grocery lists, weird love letters or random polaroids that are found all over the world and sent to the people who make this publication (who now tour on this whole found concept).
We got the chance to play a show with Davy Rothbart, the “point guard” of Found. And after meeting him and driving him home he asked if we’d be into contributing to a book he was working on. It’s a collection of stories from people like Seth Rogen to Dave Eggers to Kimya Dawson talking about their own findings. The book, “Requiem for a Paper Bag” is out now and it’s great.
Anyway, when the book came in the mail today, I told Mags what it was all about and her eyes got wide..”Well, read me some!”
OMG I can’t believe I never realized the connection before. She finds things every day and stashes them in her closet, in drawers, in jars, etc. The idea of a magazine or book about things people found was like her stumbling across a real pot of gold on a backyard treasure hunt. (granted, the magazine itself is for adults but we’re talking concept only here)
So I started with my story. I won’t ruin it but at the end of the short tale, she exclaimed, “Let me see the crystal!!” So I showed it to her and then she went and got her little glass baby food jar of found crystals (from somewhere in the house that only she knew about) and she too gave me a crystal.
I love finding things and hearing about what other people have lost and found…and so does she. Although at some point as a parent of a finder, you start wondering where all the stuff will end up-can we get rid of it, ever? (Especially since she remembers where she got every single grain of sand and knows where each box of rocks and jar of buttons are kept in the house)
Maybe she will start Found Jr. someday.
Anyway, she totally got it.
Now, on a complete 180 degree turn here, I wish I could find a cure for her chronic hives. It’s like we have to hide indoors or give her benedryl every day. I’m all ears for people who have dealt with this before… random.
See you all at Wanderlust and in Oklahoma next weekend!
Next time-Mags and June debut as flower girls and…my deep thoughts on being a wedding band.