Food for thought

Two elderly women at Yo Sushi. They’ve both made an effort for their lunch date today. The English woman is dressed conservatively compared to the American, although she might not think so herself. She wears a navy lambs-wool sweater and heart-shaped diamante earrings, striped wide-legged trousers and plimsolls. Her skin is paper white. The American…

Travel talk

A man and a woman at Hackney Central rail station. He skips a few stairs and she catches up with him, hooks her arm over his shoulder, lolls there, while telling him a story. She walks with a kind of swagger, with more attitude; more forced masculinity than her companion. They sit next to each…