Stories from Afar & Up Close

The sea, and three boys on a bike

Corniche, Saida “Hey Miss! Want to take our picture?!?” the three boys yelled, and then they raced off, the biggest boy pedaling, the smallest one barely controlling the handlebars.

(Behind me, three red tables with matching chairs and umbrellas were waiting for customers, plastic flower-pieces glued to the tablecloth. A hot afternoon is no time for coffee or arguileh, apparently).

Photo taken on the corniche in Saida, April 8th 2008.