Oblivious

The service has just ended and a solitary figure walks slowly, weeping, from the church in Matera in the south of Italy:

Matera - The Hall of Einar - photograph (c) David Bailey (not the)

She scatters the pigeons as she walks, oblivious to them.

A male is strutting and making his advances:

Pigeon - The Hall of Einar - photograph (c) David Bailey (not the)

He makes himself taller and puffs out the iridescent feathers on his neck.

Pigeon - The Hall of Einar - photograph (c) David Bailey (not the)

The square hums with the sound of traffic and birdsong. I look back and she has gone.

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