One of our new neighbors commented on the tiny scrawl she found on her front wall. Her water meter was recently stolen, so now she’s more acutely aware of what goes on along her sidewalk. She was rightly alarmed that someone would vandalize her house like that, even with tiny scribbles that looked like a math equation written by an idle juvenile delinquent waiting for a bus.
Walking down the street, we noticed similar scribbles, discreet and with small variations. This wasn’t algebra, and it wasn’t tic tac toe. If it were a street gang’s tag, it would have been the geekiest street gang ever. It was a systematic code of some kind in an adult’s handwriting, starting with SSY in the upper left quadrant. Maybe the meter reader? Would a government official write on your wall like that? I’ve noticed the ease with which Meridanos write on walls.