I wish I had had the courage to ask her for her picture. She was 90 years old. I don’t even know her name. But she was speaking Danish to Theo. She was wearing what looked like a nightgown. It was light blue with white detailing, and looked like it was from a world and time from long ago. And it probably was. She is 90, after all. I wondered at first if maybe she was not aware of where she was, that maybe she had wandered off. My grandfather did that once, in the freezing cold. But she knew. She was walking, for exercise, as she does every day around Granville Island.
I answered yes, then realized I didn’t understand the question. I guess she sees a little blonde boy out on her walks every morning, so as she was looking and smiling at Theo she asked me if we walk every day. I said yes, because we do, but I didn’t connect that she thought that she knew and had seen Theo before on her walks. It didn’t matter, she was enjoying him, and he had no idea. She said, “I will speak Danish to him,” then proceeded to do so, smiling all the while. Again, he had no idea. He was too enamored with the fence that he couldn’t break into.
She went on her way, but not before saying, “see you later alligator!”
I wish I had gotten her picture.
I didn’t get her picture, but I did take some shots on our way to Granville Island for Evelyn’s ballet class. I recently came across the vsco app, which I really like and used for all these pictures. All taken with iPhone 4.
Turns out ballet class was cancelled, so we played on our own for a bit.
We finished by walking around Granville Island Public Market…
…where there is a Siegel’s Bagel shop. Rosemary Rock Salt bagels are the best.