Serendipity do dah!

Me and the man, Natural History Museum, London
Richard Carter, FCD (right) and a very old friend last Saturday.

I had my photograph taken with the man himself on Saturday. It was only when I loaded the photo on to my computer that I saw its filename: IMG_1809.JPG

1809: the year of Darwin's birth, 200 years ago this year. What are the odds of that, do you reckon? (Actually, the file numbers rotate every 10,000, so the answer is 10,000:1.)

I love meaningless coincidences.

Writer and photographer Richard Carter, FCD is the founder of the Friends of Charles Darwin. He lives in Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire.WebsiteFacebookTwitterNewsletterBooks
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