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I remain speechless, intimidated.
Or at least, that is what this biker in her elastic shorts imagines as she pursues her monologue of insults
and personal affronts directed to me. But I am not impressed; in fact, a sticker on the front of her
helmet hypnotizes me. It says:
“Non-Violence is a Weapon of Mass Compassion.”
The index finger still on the trigger of my Nikon, I point my camera towards the head of the
I run for my life and leave behind me the most unique collection of contradictions ever put together on
a ghostly parking lot.
Author : Catherine Beeckman, USA, 2010
English translation: Catherine Beeckman
Illustration: Catherine Beeckman