'Winning the cosmic lottery'
September 21, 2008 12:33 AM   Subscribe

What's that strange feeling in my chest?
posted by pjern at 1:14 AM on September 21, 2008

The "Other Lights" series referenced as the first of his work Woo Lai Wah saw (bushes, not the president) is on Mitchell's photo site here: http://mikemitchell.us/

Sorry, I can't get more precise than that. Being a photographer he is legally required to have an unnavigable crap flash site. But look around for "Other Lights." The photos themselves are striking.
posted by Naberius at 1:24 AM on September 21, 2008 [1 favorite]

What an amazing tale.
posted by gomichild at 1:29 AM on September 21, 2008

Vindication at last for Woo Lai Wah; all those years of posting second-hand junk with names on back to people called Smith and Brown and Jones - not one of them seemed to like or even recognise the stuff till now...
posted by Phanx at 2:25 AM on September 21, 2008 [1 favorite]

Woo Lai Wah actually 'borrowed' the film loader 40 years ago, but recently bought her first digital camera.

I kid. Great story KAC.
posted by PeterMcDermott at 3:09 AM on September 21, 2008

Quite an amazing story. If that happened to me, I'd probably have some religious epiphany or whatnot, and buy some flowing robes.
posted by gcbv at 4:50 AM on September 21, 2008

Two thoughts:

We are seldom made aware of the connections that we all have to people around the world.

"It is Buddah's meaning to do best things possible for every person on every place" is a concept too many have lost sight of, or never knew at all.
posted by Enron Hubbard at 5:58 AM on September 21, 2008 [2 favorites]

That's very neat.

Shout out to anyone in Scandanavia: have you found my blue hat yet? It blew off when I was on one of those super fast trains with the Star Trek doors.

Mail me.
posted by CheeseburgerBrown at 7:07 AM on September 21, 2008 [3 favorites]

Hey whoa, I was just hoping someone off of the coast of Norway might've found my green and orange hat. I'm guessing it could still be floating around somewhere in the Sognefjord, too. Keep your eyes out, cosmic lottery players!
posted by six-or-six-thirty at 7:36 AM on September 21, 2008

posted by delmoi at 8:51 AM on September 21, 2008

That's freakily heartwarming. Awesome.
posted by flippant at 9:03 AM on September 21, 2008

Neat story. Beautiful.
posted by ClaudiaCenter at 9:59 AM on September 21, 2008

That story is totally sweet.
posted by madamjujujive at 3:38 PM on September 21, 2008

a beautiful story, indeed. it almost restores my faith in my fellow (wo)man.

a beautiful & insightful thought, too, enron hubbard.
posted by msconduct at 6:17 PM on September 21, 2008

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