Years ago I spent an afternoon in a small town called Sigsig, about 60 km from Cuenca, in Ecuador. You could read a little about that experience in my blog post here. At that time of writing, I was on the road and didn’t have the chance to upload this photo, which to me perfectly captured the mood of that afternoon: a lady in a white bowler hat, a little shop with a signage that reminded me of of the name of a friend who was 10,000 miles away, and the slanted afternoon sun.
Funny isn’t it, that our memories can be carved in a particular standstill of a moment even though what we had experienced was really much more fluid.
Last year, I decided to take up oil painting. That scene has now been transported on to canvas in July!