I'm too shy to ask permission to take people's photos, unlike the Sartorialist, so I use the Kiddo as my decoy. If I seem to be taking photos of her, people don't notice that I'm actually taking photos of them as well. I took this picture today primarily as a foil so I could take another photo.
Little had insisted that we check out Much Ado About Nothing when we were leaving the library. Who am I to argue if she wants to read Shakespeare? We had to stop for a short reading break on the (four-block) walk home. She even tried to read it to a dog we met.
So what was I really trying to photograph? This woman's little bag:
Can you see it? It's a tiny elephant. Sorry the photo is so terrible. I thought it was really cute and wondered if she had made it herself. Maybe next time I'll force myself to ask instead of making much ado about it all. Perhaps I missed a fascinating story?
P.S. Beth, can you send me your address again? For some reason, I didn't get your email.