Homage to François Truffaut

Homage to François Truffaut

In a Paris street brakes screech, and a man is running: headlights skid across the dank walls of buildings. Staggering, the man escapes whatever was after him, and then finds a companion walking at his side. A friend? Just another man. They have a conversation about love, a couple of swarthy faces, at this strange hour of the night, in the middle of nowhere. The fugitive listens attentively; complaints about marriage, the usual grousing; but the new friend cannot help himself, he loves his wife. He fell in love with her the day their first child was born. But there is no time to say more and perhaps nothing more to say: the two men salute and pass into their separate lives. At last, voices from a cafe, which the fugitive enters, the unlucky street forgotten.

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Lima