From the piano, a note to his nephew: “Avoid loose women.”
From beneath the kitchen sink, a note to his doctor: “Warm hands under water before exams.”
After ten, the workers laughed. After fifty, they smiled. After hundreds, they groaned. Notes in books, behind pictures, stuffed into shoes.
Thousands of notes went into the dumpster, but for the one that remained hidden.
“Word two from note in clown portrait. Word ten from…”