Monday, December 15, 2008

Looking Beyond the Message*

This was found last Saturday in the same HSBC parking lot as the last card in my 52-Card Pickup game.

It was written on the back of one of those doctor appointment reminder cards.

Aside from the stunning alliterative qualities of the note, it has very little significance of a found item.

Sure, brackets. Bring them in. Why not? Everyone needs brackets.

But why the asterisk at the end?

It's a one-item list. No need to differentiate between the brackets and other items. Or the act of bringing them in, and other tasks.

I question whether this added punctuation mark glyph was scribbled consciously or unconsciously. A scan of the asterisk's Wikipedia entry doesn't help.

These are the things that keep me up at night*.

*Not really

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