An Elderly Couple Celebrates

After weather over water, news talk glazed over sugar-cured ham sandwiches, we sit hoping the other will break us from this dream where two people can sit across from one another and simply eat; everything needed to be said before the waitress comes clapping, chocolate cake with a single musical candle.



Doug Fraser.

  • http://www.austinbriggs.com Austin Briggs

    Welcome to the contest, Doug — and thanks for the piece that made me feel very nostalgic for something I can’t quite describe…

  • Diana Peach

    You capture a whole relationship in a few images. Lovely.

  • a. partridge

    Is the autumn here, the autumn years? I feel as if I’m in a restaurant watching this couple not talk.

  • Alan Barker

    Quite often out our age, my wife and I do not have to speak as many of our thoughts are the same.