As soon as I set my eyes upon Mr. Joseph Michael Whiting (like the fish), I knew that I had to take his photo. And I’m glad I did.
When I approached him to ask for his photograph, he replied with so much enthusiasm and joy, I would have thought that he was expecting me to ask…or perhaps he gets requests for photos quite a bit.
Nevertheless, he was also extremely loquacious. In the span of about three minutes, this is what he told me: He is a retired teacher. He served in the military. And to my surprise, he was very proud to share that he smoked “a lot of weed.”
Totally unexpected, but completely within the realm of probability. I mean, really. This gentleman seemed to have lived the life.
So, he was so pleased that I took his photo, he gave me his address and asked that I bring him prints. Much obliged.
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