THE SNAPSHOT SERIES — #5 (SNAPSHOTS OF LIFE, 150-WORD PHOTOGRAPHS OF HUMAN ENCOUNTERS.)
The Saône River in Lyon, from the western part of the Croix-Rousse neighborhood.
Chocolate éclairs. She has been having this craving. It is a bright, crisp winter afternoon in Lyon. She walks, neat gloves on, in the familiar streets. Her eyes are half-closed, purring.
A red-haired, colorful, beshawled old lady is standing beside the boulangerie. She says, with an exquisite smile: “Would you mind buying me a pain au chocolat, love?” Their eyes meet. They reflect everything: the crisp air; the neat gloves; the craving.
The gloved lady returns with two bags: two chocolate éclairs, three pains au chocolat. She puts the three warm, buttery pieces into the beshawled lady's hands.