Soundtrack reading

He asked if I’d prefer to take his picture without the headphones.  “Oh no,” I thought, since they were what first intrigued me when I saw him reading at a table in the park.  “Please,” I said.  “Put them back on.”  He did and I tried a few photos from just above table level across from him.  His head moved gently with music that I couldn’t hear and this photo — the third of four that I took — caught him glancing up at me as his head and hands made a smooth movement a half second after turning a page.

(Seattle, July 2014)