*Afterthought #112: Faster Than Orbiting the Sun

I know people who collect political buttons, baseball cards, salt and pepper shakers, and wishing rocks. Others squirrel away coins, stamps, and dolls. 

Me? I’m always on the lookout for unique handwashing signs. Weird, I know. But it all started when I worked as a public health nurse and tried to convince people of all ages to “wash your hands.” For years I’ve snapped photos of reminders to wash up. 

Now, my friends are helping me out. This photo, taken by writer friend Chels Knorr, arrived by text last week:

Chels found the sign in a bathroom at the Lowell Observatory in Flagstaff, AZ. That’s where Clyde Tombaugh made the first recognized sighting of the object later named Pluto.  

Now, don’t you feel better about washing your hands?

*Afterthoughts are my blog version of a practice followed in some Quaker meetings. After meeting for worship ends, people continue in silence for a few more minutes during which they’re invited to share thoughts or reflect on the morning’s worship. I’ve adopted the form here for last-day-of-the-month brief reflections on headlines, quotes, books, previous posts, maybe even bumper stickers and refrigerator magnets.

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