she glided down regent street with two bundled toddlers in tow. her coat sweeping across the slushy sidewalk was a sight to behold. savvy caught her as she breezed past oasis, and we quickly established a language barrier. unfortunately savvy doesn't speak russian. through the international sign of wrapping a right hand around an imaginary camera, and making a 'snap' sound while pushing an imaginary button with the pointer finger, savvy managed to communicate our desire to capture her elegance. while savvy dug for the camera, the children pressed their faces against the shop window, and savvy imagined a stoic pose from their subject, straight, true and serious. when we looked up and saw her magnetic smile, and arms playfully outstretched-- "snap." the end. while it was somewhat unexpected, her spontaneous gesture reflected the most precious grace of all-that of being yourself.
sighted: regent street, london, w1, 11:30 a.m., wednesday 24 january 2007.