Yesterday was a landmark "photo day" for me. It marked the first time I was actually able to walk up to a person on the street and ask them if I could take their picture. It's something I've been wanting to do for a couple months, but I just haven't had the courage to approach someone like this before. This is Diane: I learned that she spent most of her life in North Carolina even though she was born in San Diego. She moved to Pasadena about 9 years ago. She used to play drums in the 70s and has a son around my age who plays the drums as well. I learned all of this and more in a 10 minute conversation I had with her. It was a very liberating experience to be able to just walk up to someone and talk to them. The entire time I've ridden the bus, I've probably conversed with two people. This is something that I'm going to keep doing.