This series of drawings are based on a quote from the Dr. Seuss book “Did I ever tell you how lucky you are?”
“Thank goodness for all of the things you are not! Thank goodness you’re not something someone forgot, and left all alone in some punkerish place like a rusty tin coat hanger hanging in space.”
This is one of my children’s favorite books. I read it so much when the children were young—we had all memorized lines from it that are still used today by family members, in that kind of family way of communicating that no one else understands.
The last line of this verse—like a rusty tin coat hanger hanging in space—has been in my mind for the last few years. The vision of this coat hanger created a great deal of emotion in me. This started me thinking about things that are lost and or left in some distant space, and what the emotions might be that would be attached to the object specific to what the object was and how it was loved.
How do we feel when we find a missing object? And if the object could speak, what would it say?
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