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Andrea Stefancikova Did Not Smile
Friday, August 21, 2015

Andrea Stefancikova, Milano Roasters, August 20 2015


Yesterday morning I parked my Malibu in a back alley (I have municipal plates) behind Milano Roasters on 8th Avenue. As I walked to the street a young woman in a red/orange skin-hugging long skirt sashayed past. She had a beauty spot on the right hand side of her face, under the nose. I am 72. Had I been 40 I would have unfurled my matador cape and performed a veronica, ¡Óle! Alas! I am not 40.

But I am young enough (my memory in any case) to have noticed that this woman had more curves than the Czechoslovakian Tatra (named after the Tatra Mountains between Slovakia and Poland). The car made in the 30s and 40s was the most beautiful (and curvy) car ever made.

Coincidentally I had a coffee date with a Slovakian woman (who had contacted me for photographs). She was a lovely woman a bit over 30 who was born in Bratislava. My date was at Milano Roasters. Because of my advanced age I did not feel uncomfortable when she offered to pay for my Americano.

There are two anomalies here.

1. I grossly underexposed my photograph as I forgot to set the camera on automatic. This is something I do in bathroom selfies (Milano Roaster bathroom). I have corrected the photograph as best I could but you cannot see the beauty spot underneath the nose on the right hand side of her face.

2. Ms. Stefancikova looks very sad.  During our spirited conversation she was the opposite.




     

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The Music of the Violin Does Not Emerge Alone

Pasado

Sukie- The Last To Leave Eastwick

En Casilla Tumatae & Pauline Kael

Sukie - Hair of Plangent Color

Nobody Is A Prophet In His Own Land

Norman Baldwin, A Manhole Cover & Sean Rossiter

A Corpse On Arvind Gupta's Former Doorsteps



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