Friday, October 10, 2014

Posture

My View, 2014

I sit here in this large empty restaurant, contentedly eating my bowl of fruit and looking out at the bay.

A man with greasy hair and excellent posture walks in and sits down at the table directly across from mine, his back to the bay. He looks into my eyes while purposefully arranging on his table, a small paperback copy of Irrational Man beside a paper cup and a rumpled brown bag from another eating establishment.

Leaning back in his chair and crossing his right leg over his left, he opens his book and bites into his pain au chocolat. No one seems to mind.

22 comments:

  1. Fantastic snapshot (both the photo and the words)!

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  2. I can picture him...
    a sort of rebel . . . interesting that he was reading Barrett.

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    1. I always love seeing what people are reading, always straining my neck to get a glimpse of a title.

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  3. Nice slice of life (and well illustrated).

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  4. I love the scenes you drew both inside and outside of the restaurant.

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    1. It's not uncommon to find intriguing people at Greens early in the morning.

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  5. Thanks for sharing a fine description of a man, almost in the style of writing a short story.
    A big typhoon will be attacking our city next morning again.

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  6. amelia from z tasty lifeOctober 15, 2014 at 8:05 AM

    you are able to photograph a soul, be it through pictures or words

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  7. I love reading your images and seeing them too!

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  8. I love the way real people can become characters. It seems as if fiction and real life blur in moments captured like this.

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    1. You have me thinking of something I read in Joan Didion's essay, On Keeping a Notebook. "But our notebooks give us away, for however dutifully we record what we see around us, the common denominator of all we see is always, transparently, shamelessly, the implacable "I"."

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  9. You could well have taken a photograph - so beautifully worded, without a fuss. Much like the man - a book, breakfast and back to the bay.

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    1. Thank you, Pia. I prefer living life, without a fuss.

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  10. your blog is beautiful- so special to visit...

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