My mushroom capSo, as I was hopping from one matatu to another one night, I lost my hat. She was a fine specimen of the hatter’s art and amazingly versatile for a simple piece of felt. She could be turned into a robin hood cap, a rumpled fedora, a Gordon’s fisherman rainhat or the classic mushroom style. We had some good times together. She will be sorely missed.

If anyone is in Bolivia anytime soon (or that small store in Santiago de Chile that sells them), please pick me up a replacement. I’ll hit you back for it.