April 3, 2016

Sliema, Malta. October, 2015

I was killing time before a nearby meeting, just sitting on a bench along the waterside promenade in this resort town, watching all the people. These four Italian men stopped for a smoke and I thought of Stendhal's The Red and the Black. First I thought, OK, fathers and sons? Two couples? Then I wondered why were the two younger men dressed in red, the two older in black? (I think I may have worked on the PBS program Mystery! for too long.)

1 comment:

  1. And white shoelaces. If I love to be 100, I will never understand how it is possible for Europeans to wear sneakers with white laces ... that are ALWAYS white. I suppose Europeans never understand how it is possible for Americans to wear sneakers with filthy laces. The Riddle of the Unsoiled Shoelaces.