Proof of Elves
This is an 1890
photograph of two brothers
about to go swimming in a lake.
Isn’t it interesting what slenderness,
nakedness, fuzzy focus and mist can
trigger within a black and white photograph?
The boys are Tito and Guido Bliondi.
That moment lasted only the click of a shutter
124 summers ago. A century and a quarter
have come and gone. Tito and Guido,
come and gone. Goodbye, Guido.
Goodbye, little friend.