Today’s photography challenge was to take a photo of something smooth. This sent me to my jewellery box where I found this brooch, given to me by a patient at the dental office where I worked before retiring. I’m sorry to say I can’t remember his name, but I do remember his face very clearly. I also remember that he had the firmest handshake of anyone I’d ever met. I know he’d once been in the navy, because he’d shared a photo of himself, in his naval uniform with me and my co-workers. He was a much older man by that time, and was learning lapidary, the art of cutting, polishing, and engraving stones. I’m taking part in this photography challenge to improve my photo taking skills, but each day I find myself learning something new about the world around me, and being reminded of people and things I haven’t thought about in years. Tomorrow’s topic is A is for. I wonder what will tomorrow bring?