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2009/365/86 Emptied Anticipation

Most every day I walk the one quarter mile walk to my mailbox. I have two choices of routes, and usually take the other back.

 

I should know every detail of the way, but in search today of my 2009/365 photo, I again face head on that challenge of finding something unique in the ordinary.

 

I passed by a neighbors yard that has a gate but no fence. I think it always would make a great shot, but the light is wrong and its crowded by trees. Another house has a very old rusted, cash register sitting against the base. That's too easy. Also trespassing.

 

But reaching sight of the mailboxes, thoughts of photos evaporate. How can there not be anticipation/excitement to see what the postal service delivers? What surprise awaits? maybe a gift? new issue of Wired? a letter from long lost friend? maybe it is packed so much I can barely open the door! Perhaps there is a unexpected windfall, a Community Chest winning card of much higher value than Monopoly gives? maybe a package?

 

And on opening the box.... nothing.

 

Not even junk mail.

 

Yesterday at least I got an anachronism I could use as fireplace kindling.

 

It's not the first time an anticipatin event has ended up empty. And on the scale of things.... totally minor. I can deal with that.

 

But then.

 

Joy.

 

Excitement.

 

Because, in finding nothing, I had found my photo for today.

 

Aahhhhhhhh.

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Taken on March 27, 2009