Heather...you have won the first day of our contest! Sunny...your guess was very close...
The post about the clown had several of the key components of the clue. It had the "nod", the "streets" and "not being seen again" but it lacked the key part of the clue...."young and naive". The picture above was taken in the 70's...and truly I was "young and naive"! Heather...when you have the chance, choose your photo and email your shipping address to my Google email:
firstname.lastname@example.org and I will print it up over the weekend. Below is the narrative that went with the picture posted on November 22nd of 2008.
Arenys de Mar, Spain. The Gold coast. I spent 3 weeks in a hostel while hitchhiking Europe in the 70's. I walked the winding bricks streets camera in hand hoping for a chance of a lifetime. I found myself staring eye to eye with a child. I was so mesmerized by the innocence and lack of any pretense that he offered me. Almost hypnotized by the spell, I couldn't look away. Finally I realized...I have a camera, I can capture this spell forever and relive it as many times as I need for the rest of my life. I raised the camera, focused, and released the shutter. As I looked through the viewfinder, he was still staring. I nodded my head and walked away. I looked back before I rounded a corner and he was gone. Was he really there? 6 months later in the darkroom after returning home, I watched with skepticism as the image at first ghostly began to develop. Again, I was fixated on the eyes and he returned the innocent inquisitive glance. He WAS there, the child that explored my soul without permission. Now many years an adult, he must be a philosopher or shaman.
1135 - Self-Interest - *Self-Interest* To have persuasion— Remember the basic rule: Self interest wins. . --- © J Cosmo Newbery 2017 ---
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