I got an assignment in acting class last week. We had to find a picture and make a character out of a person in that picture. That is what you need to know to understand this story.
All weekend I have been looking for a picture. Not just any picture. A special picture. It is a magazine-type ad for the Baseball Hall of Fame. I remembered what it looked like. It had a girl. She had her hat backwards was looking up at a monument in the HOF. I could picture it perfectly in my mind. But, I could not find it. On Friday night I looked at every Sports Illustrated I could find in my house. I looked in three Mets yearbooks and a few Mets magazines. No luck. I even looked in the Spring Awakening playbill. What? I did not find the picture. I had pretty much given up. I looked for the Spamalot playbill, half to find the picture and half just to find it, but I had no luck. I decided I would just go on the computer and print out a similar picture. In addition to the similar-but-not-quite-as-good picture I printed out I found a guide from my last trip to the HOF. I really had lost all hope of finding the picture I remember so vividly.
With my lost hope I decided to look at the Mets 2006 yearbook. More for fun and to find Xavier Nady. I looked at the copy I have that was taken apart at some point and I wanted to see if Xavier's picture was out so I could hang it up. I still don't know if it is. I don't know because I got distracted. Yes, I was distracted by a most glorious picture. It is the picture. I found it in the Mets yearbook I refused to look at originally. I didn't want to open the good copy I got as a gift and thought I had seen the picture in something more recent. Alas, this was what I had been looking for all along.
Oh, it's so nice to find what I'm looking for in the last place I look.