Not long ago, my friend Claudia called me.

We worked together about 15 years ago, but a few years after we went separate ways, and I lost track of her. We reconnected through the metal arts community that my wife is part of, and I am grateful. Among her other qualities, Claudia has a curious mind, and is someone who I could sit and talk to for hours (and often did).

I tend to remember people by their sense of humor, and never forgot something Claudia said to me once- “Women don’t need a sign to let someone know they are working”.

On the day she called me, I was going to San Francisco, to spend the afternoon walking around exercising my photography muscle, and decided to exercise my body as well by walking up Telegraph Hill to Coit Tower, a monument that a SF philanthropist built and dedicated to the City. In the small visitors rotunda at the base of the Tower is a circular mural that depicts much of San Francisco’s alliance with worker causes that were prominent at the time.

There must have been a cosmic connection because it was too much of a coincidence that I was there on the same day that I had spoken with Claudia, so I took this photo to commemorate the cosmicness of it all.


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