Balloon Launch Winner

When I was in elementary school, I randomly won a balloon launch contest. Each kid from my class tied a postcard to a helium balloon, and released it. My card was picked up by a random stranger and came back to the school, so I won an award.  

Yesterday in the mail I received something that reminded me of that. Before 2012 ended, I had mailed some film to a developer, and by this point had given it up for lost. To my surprise, I received the prints yesterday! It made me feel nostalgic for film. There's a feeling that you can't get from digital. This great feeling of a successful combination of timing and luck, and the beauty that can be born out of lack of control.  Blah blah blah- 

(Doug, I think you're going to like these... )