A Victorian relic as it was originally used.
*The music is I Do Like To Be Beside The Seaside by John H. Glover and all bikers that the penny-farth left in the dust are riding in the annual Dandies & Quaintrelles Tweed Ride in DC.
What do you do with a large man’s red shirt, a fur collar, some loose greying pants, a hat you probably got for Church and a faux Victorian brooch necklace? The whole is electic and the most stunning part of it is the lips – the giant smile and the lip piercing. A portrait of mirth.
He came out of the car and seemed happily dazzled by the light. He had such a great smile. Apparently this guy likes surprises because I’d never met him before and I asked him after I had taken the picture…Can I take your picture? Sure. Relaxed. Casual. Apparently dandy.
Sometimes you go someplace and you’re with everybody and there’s music and people walking by and the clink of glasses and everything that’s blight. But you’re not with the person you need to be with. I think of this when people say their cell phone is her best friend. And now that I write it — it’s usually women who say it. I’ve never heard a man talk tenderly about his mobile device. Why is that?