Translated by Silvana Docheva
Three black and white photos.
My grandmother and grandfather are in the first one. He has a straw hat and a walking stick, with a carnation in his buttonhole, a bright one. My grandfather’s suit is also bright, even brighter than the carnation, with a double-breasted jacket, unbuttoned.
My grandmother is with a veiled hat. Her eyes – even darker: two pitchy bugs in the netting of the veiled hat. My grandmother’s hair is something in the middle. In comparison to the hat – bright, in comparison to my grandfather’s suit – dark. Dark gloves, dark stockings, pitch-black shoes.
In the second picture are my mother and father. They are naked, wearing only swimming suits, on the beach. My father is muscular, almost bald, seemly dark. My mother – light, bright, her hair almost lucent. Their swimming suits – dark, the sea – a little bit lighter, the sand is light, the sky – the lightest possible.
In the third picture is me and my sister. She is with a bow – bright – in her dark hair. The face – smiley, she holds a dark corn with relatively light ice cream in her hands. I’m in sailor suit, serious. My hands are hanging freely by both sides of my body. They are empty.
I’m asking you, color it as you want to, but, if possible, do not make my sister’s ice cream pink.