I've just returned from a trip which included a day in Bordeaux, where I was lucky enough to meet Alexandre and his cat Asskicker. I spent only a minute with him and was concentrating so hard on composing the photograph that I didn't even notice what he had around his neck. (No, not the cat.) When I viewed the image today I saw that he was wearing an Ashanti fertility symbol identical to one I bought for my wife while I was working in Port Gentil in Gabon in the early 80s, and which she's worn virtually every day since then but I've never seen another one until now. What are the chances?