“…I will soon be reunited with my long-lost puppy, gone since I was two years old.
Carpenter, intake operator for the Lost + Found Factory by M. Michelle Illuminato, asked me to describe the puppy on a piece of paper as well as how I lost it. The dog wasn’t real; rather, it was a small stuffed Dalmatian I carried with me in my stroller. I have no memories of it, just photos. According to family lore, Grandma was pushing me through the park one day when I must have dropped the dog. (Grandma denies I lost it on her watch; Dad still refuses to believe her. I’m just hoping the Lost + Found Factory, whose mission is to recreate lost objects to the best of visitors’ recollection, can finally end the dispute.) From outside the pavilion, visitors can watch the artists begin the recreations. Visitors will receive a text once the object is complete. The service is free.”