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Good Catholics


This photo was taken looking through the window of a bakery in Heredia, Costa Rica. 2007. While walking to the market for our favourite breakfast of cheese tortillas, I spotted this and had to capture it. I’m glad I did, because we never saw it again after that day. Early morning light makes this Henny Youngman-like joke shine.


In a country where family, marriage, children appear to be the national number one priority, this cake embodies the Costa Rican sense of humour. You might not be able to change your fate, but you can make wicked fun of it.


Costa Rica’s national motto, as far as I can tell, is, “Laugh. Laugh because nothing you do will change things. Laugh because it feels great. Laugh at everything and no one will give you shit for anything”.


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