A man with a full white beard writing musical notation in a large square sketchbook. A half-drained cup of coffee diluted with milk and an extra saucer. There’s a scattering of crumbs that I first take for eraser dust. When I squeeze past the table, I see that it’s spilled sugar. He leans his body into his work whenever someone comes near.
White beard and sugar? Santa? You know how he loves his sugar.
Sugar, as musical notes, slipping off the page? Perhaps he leans into his work, to protect it from escaping.
Great imagery, as usual. I could write a short story just from this photo you snapped … you know, if I wrote short stories.