Twice I saw the Elliott Erwitt exhibit at the International Center of Photography. The show exhilarated me. After my second visit, everywhere I looked I saw perfect little vignettes. An Asian woman was walking down the street, having just left work. (It was 5:15 PM.) A look of boredom and exhaustion filled her face. She wore a yellow dress. Yet she was exquisitely beautiful — not perfect like a movie star, but beautifully bored. Her face displayed her unique being. The next face I saw was a young black guy in a purplish suit — also Classic, surprising. The whole world had come to life as a series of overlapping photos. I was Erwitt-ized!
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