This may not be a literary
item, the usual purview of Writer blogs, but it does involve communication. Or
non-communication, as the case may be.
A scene from an Italian
Valentine’s Day at
Zarletti’s, a lovely place in downtown Milwaukee. A small, cozy joint, with
warm dark-chocolate walls, great home-made pasta, good wine, friendly help. It’s
about 6:30; the place is getting filled with couples. A good vibe all around.
My wife and I are about
halfway through our meal when two people are seated nearby. Two women, roughly
35 or 40ish.
They are silent.
immediately takes out a smartphone of some type, heads bowed in concentration
and silence. Undoubtedly they are attending to things of great importance that
can hardly wait.
They keep attending,
silently, for approximately 15 to 20 minutes. In all that time their heads stay
bowed, and not a word or a glance is exchanged.
Finally, their salads or
drinks come, I don’t remember which.
This they look up for.
-- Ron Kovach, senior editor, The Writer
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