50-75ish 5x7s to be made for the governor's press release,
formal full body view next to the flag, retouched 5x7 negative.
as i nervously put the film into the solar enlarger it slipped out of my hands
onto the cement floor ...
i picked it up brushed off the pebbles dirt and debris
and began to apply a little oil from behind my ear
(never from the nose! my boss would exclaim ).
an hour later the prints looked nice ...