Hi everybody. I hope you are not cold today. If this is the case, don’t worry, this article will warm you in a few seconds. Thank’s to Alexis Bryan Morgan.
This encounter was from last feburary, during New York Fashion week. The 11th precisely. The first time I encountered Alexis Bryan Morgan. It was snowing and as a consequence cold, very cold at Lincoln center. By bones were wet and my fingers were turning into frozen nuggets. My mouth started to talk to my brain like it always does when it thinks that I am stupid : “What the hell are we doing here ? Can’t we just go to the next door Starbucks and have a hot cholocate in a warm place ? That’s what clever human beings do you know ! What do you think Kamel : that you gonna take the most amazing pictures in the world that will make you earn recognition, money and fame ? Damned stupid humanist photographer ! If I could leave this body, I’ll do it right away”. And my brain answered to my mouth : “But you can’t ! So shut up !”. My brain hardly control my mouth when it starts to talk but has often the last word. Wisdom brain ! I like it.
Anyway, after that little fight, as attempting as a hot chocolate in a warm place might have sound, I knew that the best source of warm and comfort were elsewhere. Like a smile. A sweet smile with lots of complicity.
But how long could I stand up in this cold. Everybody was clever enough to understand that runing and reaching the building as soon as possible was the cleverest thing to do. And I agreeded. Even friendship looks not enough to warm each other. I was kind of desperate when I saw HER. Kind of angel in blue. Let’s try to get a smile and then, Starbucks and hot chocolat.
Geting a smile sounds easy when it’s sunny. Not that easy when it’s cold, snowy and people wet. My english is not perfect and my french accent horrible. I don’t understand why new york girls find it charming. A total mystery. Anyway. When Alexis Bryan saw me taking pictures of her, her first reaction was kind of “What is this fool doing ? “. My first thought : let her run in peace, don’t make her loose her time. But my brain, sometime is clever and my mouth admits it. I needed to make Alexis Bryan laugh in order to make our first encounter nice and her run funnier. My brain ordered to my mouth to say stupid things in a horrible french english langage. I don’t know if Alexis Bryan laughed because I was really funny of because she couldn’t understand one bit of what I was saying. But she smiled to me and I immediately felt warm in my heart. I was happy. She left. And my mouth start to talk again to my brain :”Toc, toc ! What about a hot chocolat now ?” (for those who want to know how to eat ice cream with grace, ask Alexis Bryan here, lol)