The Visiting Gnome
A photography forum I’m a member of has a little tradition going. One of the members purchased a gnome (whom I’ll call Gnome for purposes of anonymity) on eBay and took a photo of him. The first person to comment on the photo got him next. That person took a photo of Gnome and posted it. Over his two year journey, he’s been to many places, including China.
Over his many stops, Gnome’s gotten a reputation as a bit of a drinker and womanizer. When he arrived here, however, he quickly sensed that our household wasn’t like most of the places he’s been. First of all, there are two kids running around. Secondly, there’s no booze! Gnome quickly adjusted and bonded with my kids. NHL would ask where Gnome was (to make sure he was safe) and expressed sadness that Gnome had to leave. (I explained how Gnome liked seeing new sights.) JSL, on the other hand, took to walking around saying the gnome’s name. Yes, he actually added the gnome’s name vocabulary!
Of course, I took many, MANY photos of Gnome while he was here. (Please note: posting a comment here doesn’t mean Gnome will stop by your house. He’s for the photography forum members only.)