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Paper Money

I was out for a walk and spotted this discarded piece of toilet paper. The seemingly once useless piece of paper had taken on new meaning over night. The COVID-19 pandemic was just starting to create a stir in the USA. There was a frenzy to purchase toilet paper and it was stocked out for days and difficult to acquire with physical fights erupting in stores over the "precious commodity". Overnight toilet paper had become like paper money. The image reminds me how we can assign worth to things that have no intrinsic value.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 03.2020
Date Uploaded: 11.2020
Camera: iPhone SE
Copyright: © AndrĂ© Rose