On my way home from the gym today, I passed a few traffic signal and utility poles that had the same sign plastered to them with packing tape. It read:
I love you
I miss you
Please come home
Now obviously, the sign is intended for the object of the signmaker’s desire to see it and respond, though it didn’t identify any details. But just think of how many other situations in which it could apply: a lost pet, a lost sock, one’s sanity, one’s good looks or good health. How many things do we humans love and lose over a lifetime?