Global Images Contest 2006-2007

Honorable Mention

“Los viejitos en la Plaza de Ponce”
Charlene van Dijk '07

Sunday, Noon. The heat is unbearable, the humidity is even worse. A seat in the shade is precious. There’s no point in moving, you will inevitably break out in a carpet of sweat. Spend a few hours in the sanctuary of the shadows cast by the ceiba trees. Call out some piropos (flirtatious remarks) to the pretty girls walking by—it is the weekend after all, y tú eres un macho (and you are a man). But mostly, just take pleasure in the rustle of the emerald leaves above your head. Tomorrow is Monday and there are no trees at work.

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