My sister and I looked around.Things seemed perfect.
It was a beautiful morning. It was not raining. Shops were just opening; restaurant-workers were setting their chairs and umbrellas.
In the middle of a square, we looked around for the perfect spot.We sat on our haunches and put our arms around each other.
People on their way to work threw puzzled looks at us.
We weren’t looking at our backpacks, so we threw an arm around them, just in case.
Passers-by frowned. Some even stopped to look.
We laughed out loud.
We were in a public place, sitting awkwardly and uncomfortably in the middle of nowhere, hugging our bags and laughing delightedly.
We were foreigners – very obviously so.
I think some people were even getting bold enough to come and talk to us.
We continued to laugh, holding each other tighter.
The self-timed camera carefully positioned on a chair in front of us flashed, and we rose to our feet. People around us laughed out loud, and continued their daily walks to work.