summer

Photograph by Zoltán Jókay,
from the series: “growing up”, 2002


I love summer.
I love the heat,
I love the warm nights,
and I love the long days.

The scent of summer.

One couldn’t compose an image simpler than this one.

No need of any technical mastery, no need of any intellectual bravado,
no concept, nothing new, really.

The faded colors of heat.
Repeated by the girls clothing.

What you read in the face of the girl is non of my business.

Somehow I identify with her very strongly.

She is a girl,
I am not .
She is a Roma,
I am not.
She is a child,
I am not.

I don’t know why this image is touching me the way it does.

My summer garden.