I’m always looking for interesting things. Sometimes they are run-of-the-mill items that I look at differently. For example, in the yard yesterday, I saw a flower that hadn’t completed its transition to complete wakefulness. The stamens were in the process of stretching out. I caught them in their semi butterfly’s-tongue state.
Back in 1988 I was walking past a dark step van, the kind from which deliveries are made. I almost walked past it until I saw the top hat. The van was unmarked, so couldn’t even hazard a guess about the hat’s purpose. Keep in mind that top hats were rare in 198os New York City; it probably wouldn’t have raised an eyebrow in the 1880s (although the step van would have).