This photo was taken on January 26, 2019 at 10:32 AM.
The location was in the City Center District of Washington DC.
The "Take It!" came from the details formed through the wear placed upon this cigarette butt which was located in the street in a not so highly trafficked
spot. The wear had caused a tear in the paper which helped to form both an eye as well as a nose. With just a little bit of imagination the top of the image
had some hint of hair.
As a former smoker - I can say with relief that there are far fewer people smoking out in public. This has cut down the number of cigarette butts randomly
disposed of on the sidewalks and streets. I am in sincere hopes this trend continues for the betterment of us all. Had I not finally stopped ( after numerous
attempts ) 38 years ago - I am not certain I would be alive today.
For anyone who may be still smoking and having difficulty quitting - please do not give up - as it is a tough habit to shake - but the results are well worth
it. I have to also say - even after all these years - there are occasions when I pass by someone who it smoking - and it smells inviting. This is my way of
saying one must always be on their guard to not fall back into the habit.
Here his hoping you will forgive my taking a moment to stand on my soap box.
Wishing good health and happiness to all.