October 2005

passport photos

i walked past this little scrap of paper yesterday morning and after a few steps i thought “i wonder if that’s a passport photo”, so i went back and found it again.
here’s a photo of it. it was stuck in a muddy puddle under a little bush on the edge of the road.
https://www.funkypancake.com/blog/stuff3/2005/09/DSC05517-thumb.jpg
i managed to kick it out from under the bush and flip it over and it WAS a passport photo !
https://www.funkypancake.com/blog/stuff3/2005/09/DSC05518-thumb.jpg
once i knew what it was i was happy to put my hand in the muddy rain to retrieve it for the collection.
https://www.funkypancake.com/blog/stuff3/2005/09/DSC05519-thumb.jpg
i can’t explain the joy of finding a genuine passport photo, especially in such unlikely circumstances. so i won’t.