Monday, March 23, 2009
Boy in a velvet jacket
A late breakfast at Bread Alone in Rhinebeck, NY, Caroline asked the waitress how large a large orange juice was and the question was answered by a woman in black at the table next door who simply raised her glass and said, "Large."
I hardly caught a glimpse of her, but when her six year-old son turned around from his Nintendo DS, I was immediately struck and asked the woman in black if I could take his picture. She said yes, and I then saw the other woman, also dressed in black and was struck again.
A few pleasant minutes of introducing ourselves and then the mother said, "We are twins." A few more minutes while we looked at wonderful pictures of them on their iPhone when they were six years old. At last now, free to get up, find a place to take the pictures and raise the camera to my eye.