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Friday, September 18, 2015

Funny story about our photo session this week. On Wednesday, after Lady J's morning nap, we hopped in the car and drove downtown to the very last exit before crossing into Illinois. Our mission was to find the two mile levy wall covered in graffiti. It wasn't difficult to find, but it also wasn't exactly in the safest part of town. Needless to say the tangle of colors and shapes was a HUGE statement piece. Complete with 4ft block letters, abstract lines, and pop culture (think Batman and smurfs) all rolled into one. Apparently Paint St. Louis is an annual event, that started 20 years ago, and draws artists from all over the country to participate in tagging the graffiti wall.

I skipped the first place I wanted to stop, leery of a suspicious looking black truck, but stopped further down the gravel road where I saw a man taking pictures. As we got out of the car Amelia was so happy to see someone else she immediately started waving wildly at the older gentleman. I looked over at him and realized it was the same man we had seen at the Botanical Garden a few weeks earlier, where he had even taken some pictures of Amelia, and also remembered the occasion. We chatted for a bit and he cautioned me several times to be safe. Bur really, what are the odds? Who knows where or when, but maybe we'll run into our friend Gordon again soon.
A portrait of my child, once a week, every week, in 2015.

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