April 7th, 2005

Only God Knows

Tom. He will not disclose his last name. Nor his occupation. Shortly after I took this photo at De La Concha earlier this afternoon his cell phone rang. "Da?" he said gruffly. And after a pause he launched into a long discussion. In Russian. Afterward he reached in his satchel and took out some photographs of his Harley. And his wife, a stunning tall slim blonde. He says she's a principal dancer at the Bolshoi in Moscow. Every performance is a sellout.

The rest of us just had to wonder. What in God's name is a beauty like that doing with a guy like HIM?

Only God knows.