Friday, December 14, 2012
This picture (and text) come from the blog of NM photographer Jann Huizenga. I like it, and the beret is unmistakingly a Basco Roma, of course...
February 9, 2012
He was sitting in the piazza in quaint little
, out in front of a bar. Monterosso Almo, Southeast
I like your beret. Did you get that in
He pulled it off his head to study it, revealing a thick mop of hair the color of sheep’s wool.
No, no. It is from
Siena, Siena, he muttered. Tanti
anni fa. So long ago.
Ah! (I could think of nothing better to say.)
The man got very quiet and a faraway look came into his eye.
I slipped into the bar for a coffee. When I came out, his eyes were still on the horizon and his cigarette unlit.
Thank you, Jann