In 2016, if I am not wrong, I visited a bookstore from Bucharest — the place you’ll always find me; surprinsing, I am not on the streets taking photos. I was drinking a tea and reading the book that I just bought when I saw on the other side of the building a girl drinking a tea. From instinct the first thing I wanted to do was to take a photo but then I thought is better and fairer to go and ask her permission to photograph her. Shy, she agreed. I returned at my table and photographed her then I went back to her and showed her what I did. She liked the photo. Even if she did not use a lot of words I saw the joy in her eyes, on her face. I gave her my name, she gave me hers. We became friends in the virtual world. When I got home I edited the photo then I sent it to that girl. At my request she allowed me to put her photo on my profile. I did share the photo here in to romember (ii) but I did not present the photo individually as I wanted. A year later I “disappeared” from social media — I disconnected my account “for a while” and later I simply took the decision to delete it. I disconntected myself from that deceptive world therefore I interrupted all connections I had with all those people called virtual friends, known or unknown.
Sometimes, real friends become simple virtual friends; vice versa is also possible. In the end, I suppose, all that what matters is that you know where you stand.
With my bad memory, today I cannot remember the name of that girl I photographed three years ago; all I know from her is that she is from Timisoara but this detail is not enough if someday I want to find her. She told me “if you ever come in Timisoara write me so I can show you the city”. If tomorrow I decide to go in Timisoara I do not know how could I contact her but who knows maybe by an accident I will just find her again not on the streets of Timisoara she wanted to show me but in a nice bookstore drinking a cup of tea while I’ll read from a new book from the first or the last chapter.
She is that kind of girl that suits so perfectly in my project called Who’s that girl?!