Photo copyright 2013 by Susan Reinberg
The owner of the shop told me no photos. I had just made this exposure when he objected, so I put away my camera. I asked why, since my only motive was art, and not literal. He explained his shop was recognizable, and scam artists had fraudulently posted some of his collectibles on ebay. I made no mention of the unspoken implication that I was such a thief. Neither did I make any purchases, and I left the shop soon after, since he had taken away the pleasure of discovery that the experience might have offered. This photo is the emblem of my good intentions.