Existential Postman

I’ve had the same postman for years. One day he caught me leaving the house and we struck up a conversation as he was curious what all these hobby boxes were coming from Japan. I explained, in brief, what I was buying and he said he built model trains and so also had a steady stream of hobby boxes delivered. Over the years we’ve mentioned them in passing, then finally this last Christmas he left a couple real live snaps in our mailbox. They were awesome and lovely and we put them in our photo box.
Just now Mr. Kallisti was going through the photo box sorting when he ran across them and said “Did you realize? This is the corner of Hope and Despair?”
No. No I hadn’t. Surprises from all corners. I give you, ladies and gentlemen, Eric the Postman’s model train snap.