Edouard, the man and his Coffee

I went to visit my friend Jasmine at a coffee joint where she works for my lunch break. Upon chilling there, an old man walked in around a half hour later. He got his coffee, walked to my table, and asked if anyone was sitting here. It was only me; no other chair. I told him I was sitting here and he asked if he can join. I gave him my chair and got another one. 


We started chatting. His name was Edouard, originally from France. 91 Years old. Living in New York for the longest time, then retiring in San Diego for quite some time (30-40 years). He was a happy man, blessed to be walking and takes frequent visits to this coffee shop before strolling around the area. 

Our conversation about life, living in San Diego, and loving the moments we have, were great reminders to me. I told him I only hope to live and see the world as long as he has. I'm currently 28. Edouard was a fine aged gentlemen. Real stylish too. I had to ask if I cold take a photo of him. He cheerfully agreed. I had my phone on me so I started taking portraits. All of these were taken with a Google Pixel XL

 He gladly accepted my request to take portraits. "Print them and give them to me." he says.

He gladly accepted my request to take portraits. "Print them and give them to me." he says.

I printed 3 photos. I told him I would give it to him as a gift. He says he usually returns to the coffee joint. Jasmine will deliver it to him. Felt like his conversation with me was a gift, so I had to give something back. Cheers to Edouard. Thank You for that spontaneous period of talk. 

 Till next time, Buddy. Keep smiling, keep strolling through life.

Till next time, Buddy. Keep smiling, keep strolling through life.

~ Snap Pilot #17