They’re dancing. Doesn’t matter whether they’re old or young—it’s all the same when they’re dancing. The lady is older and the man is younger. They’re quite happy and relaxed. It’s not a mother and son, but they know each other. The lady is dancing with her boyfriend.
There’s a big mystery bag there, behind. What can be in it? The little bloke is using the “mystery bag” as a seat. The boy is sitting on the mystery bag and his feet are hanging over the gutter.
It’s the boy’s birthday. The man and the lady could have just met and had a little chat and then they danced together. The mystery bag looks like it’s full of something, but it’s hard to know what it’s full of!
There are loud sounds. It’s hot because the people in the photograph have short sleeves. The lady is dancing. Henry thinks there may be an animal in the background. There is dance music over the radio—happy music for a birthday.
In Italy, when it’s a birthday they have a party in the house and everyone comes and the kids can play and join in. We notice that someone has thrown rubbish on the floor.
The man is called Geoffrey. The lady might have come over and said to him: “Come on, Geoffrey, let’s have a dance.” The lady’s name is Maria.
After the dance, Geoffrey goes home, and Maria goes home, too. The birthday boy has some presents—could be money (kids love money!), could be a cravat (or a tie), socks, a jumper … could be anything.
Bill thinks it’s time to leave them alone. If we leave them alone, they’ll be happy—very happy!
This story was created by Bill, Peggy, Tony, Winn, Ellen, John, Vittoria and Henry at Mary Potter House, Calvary Hospital, on 10 October 2016.