I’m not a fan of surprises unless they are “nice” surprises. But this was a nice surprise: my new passport arrived and my old one accompanied her. So I will forever have my ugly photo as well as my many visas and the memories they trigger. Thank you, U.S. Department of State!
Oh hooray! I hope you get lots of awesome new stamps for your clean new passport! =)
That’s my heart’s desire, Dani.
Susan Gaddis says
How nice! Doesn’t it give you a feeling of adventure just to hold it? Like something exciting is just around the corner? I can’t wait to hear about the travels that will mark it up–many years of stories waiting to be written.
YES! It’s like “permission to ___________.” The words that could fill in that blank are myriad.
Julia Fish says
The delight of a day can be so simple – the physical 3×4 passport that triggers the memory of lives touched and changed – including yours!
a tender and lovely observation, Julia. Thanks!
Galina Filippova says
God bless our old ugly photos in our shabby precious expired passports!!!:):) What a treasure saved!!!!!!! LOL (I am with you on this sentiment, totally!)And – yes, the new passport means new foreign affairs, a permission to all sorts of naughty things! lol
Let’s qualify that phrase “foreign affairs,” okay? In case Ken someday has the urge to read my blog. The “cheating on your spouse” meaning is NOT the one to which Galina refers.