Giovanna, Baking in the Sun

September 12, 2013

I found Giovanna baking in the sun like the lizards on the wall behind her.

_MG_7223A heliotropic flower, her face turned sunward.
“You want to photograph me?”
Sicilian Elder in Southeast Sicily, copyright Jann Huizenga

“Ma perche?”  (She pronounced it pee-kay, like Sicilians do.)

Sicilian Elder in Southeast Sicily, copyright Jann Huizenga

Born and raised right here. In this very spot. An entire life in a sleepy stone town, never stepping off the isle she calls home.

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