Two gardeners come and sit in the courtyard every day about noon.
They sit on one of the green seats — the one facing the window — and they smoke a joint.
One gardener is tall and one is short.
At first they both had long hair and beards and wore jeans, swanndris and boots. Then one day the shorter one came with a woollen hat on and no sign of hair beneath it. A week later the taller one appeared with his hair cropped close to his head. A few days later, as if in answer, the shorter one arrived in shorts, with his hat off, revealing a shaved head. The taller one followed by clipping his beard and next, the shorter one came with no beard at all, but his hat back on.
What a performance. We watch and applaud. This is men changing before our very eyes.
© Jenny Bornholdt