My initial intent was to take this little plastic duck, saved by my mother from my childhood, to a creek and see what “emerged.” In the course of doing that I fell, broke the poor duck’s neck, and at least one of my ribs. The camera was fine. I made the image and then proceeded to the ER. I am unhappy to report that the image ended up being about the “emergence” of old age. But I had fun making it and now have a good tale to tell!