There’s a man out there trying to get into his car via the passenger side, but it’s locked. He’s rattling away at the door handle looking puzzled and peering through the window into the car interior.
Now he’s standing looking up and down the road. Then a woman appears, coming from the right at a fast pace and slowing down. She’s wearing everything in blue.
‘Where’d you get to?’
‘Around the corner.’
‘I’ve been waiting.’
‘Rubbish. Here’s the keys.’
There are two people wearing masks at the door but not coming in. Just looking through the glass, their faces side by side and close together. She says,
‘What a beautiful place.’ They do come in. She has beautiful leather shoes and a moss grey cardigan and a pink bag, which she abandons on the floor next to Vintage Classics, and he goes over to Art.
An old couple pass my door, going toward the bakery. She’s laughing the whole time. She can hardly breath for laughing. The sounds fade away, but soon they come back. He’s carrying a loaded cardboard tray. She’s laughing and puffing. She says, ‘
‘Not a day for getting married. Too cold if anything.’
He says, ‘What’s it matter?’
She laughs and laughs and has to hold onto the edge of my window. Then she rights herself and they continue on with linked arms.
Inside, the girl with the soft leather shoes has Dante and seems to be holding her breath.