by Susan Sonnen
A kind gesture; he touches her cheek.
Their lips meeting while others watch.
The thinly sliced bread of the cucumber sandwiches.
An eight year old girl performing a mock tightwire act.
Louisa standing beside her beau. His dark skin stark against her fair complexion.
Paper lanterns hanging above the patio: green, yellow and white.
My darling mother, I send you these photographs of Louisa’s recent picnic in hopes that they fill you with utter joy!