I took this photo during one of my favorite times in life while living in Milan, Italy. It was a transitional time where I had submitted papers to the government to perform a near miracle — the conversion of a student Visa into a work Visa. I had found and secured a full time teaching job at a prominent Art Academy complete with a contract with the provision that I complete the necessary paperwork before summer break. It was a race against time when this photo was taken as I waited for the Italian government to perform the conversion. If this nearly miraculous event didn't take place it meant I would have to abandon my ultimate dream of living and working in Italy and most likely have to return to the US. I was at the pinnacle of anxiety as I was waiting to cross the street when this typographic opportunity presented itself.