A Very Personal Intersection

This week I had to have new photos taken for the back cover flap for The Go-Giver, which is coming out in hardcover right after Christmas. So: two day ago, Ana calls a local photographer (whom neither of us has ever met before) and makes a date for the next day. The next morning (yesterday), shuttermeister Robert Tobey calls me up and says he’s running a little late at his morning shoot in Springfield (Mass., not the Simpsons one); we push our date back an hour. When I get there, I find that Robert is a most gracious, intelligent guy and very good at what he does. He also displays a serious penchant for serendipity. He tells me that while en route home from that Springfield shoot he happened to notice a street sign so striking, he had to stop his car, get out and take a few snaps, including the one above. No Photoshop here. That street is actually there. I am thinking, Whoa, this photographer is tuned...