As always: for my husband red wine, for me white wine.
"When I was young, strangers complimented me."
"What was your last sentence, honey?"
"Strangers made compliments in my youth."
"No, not often. I was shy and had to wear glasses."
"A lot of women have to wear glasses."
"I was too stupid to recognize that I was quite pretty then. Today photos tell me that..."
"Salmon or lamb chops? Or better the vegetarian dish?"
As always: no coffee after lunch.
We walk across the footbridge and reach the piazza.
opens one eye
(author: Angelika Wienert, first published in: Haibun Today, April 30, 2008)