We moved to Hungary last month. We had to get used to the place so we decided to get out of Budapest for a day.
Ida and I were searching for a subject for our first film exercise. So we took a train to Szentendre.
Next to us were two men engaged in a conversation and a third one sitting across them. He was curious about what they were talking about as much as I was curious about him.
I waited about three stops to decide if I should ask him for a photograph and on the third stop, he got down from the train.
When he left, Ida asked my why I didn’t ask him for a photograph. “He would have said ‘Yes’ anyway!” she said. I think she was right. So I’ve made this resolution for myself, to learn how to ask for whatever it is the I hope to get. The worst that could happen is that I get a ‘no’ and even that doesn’t sound so bad.
I took this one of him without asking. Had I asked, I think the answer would have been a ‘yes’.