DREAMING IN CASHMERE
Getting dressed afterwards, her eyes fell on a pair of blue cashmere knee socks that her boyfriend had brought her from Italy. "What an original gift!" she had said laughing out loud at the time, but Carlo said they would do her good one day and that they were the of best quality one could find.
Mara leaned back and closed her eyes, the vermouth seemed to play a movie for her - or was it the socks? Such magnificent landscapes in amazing clarity, she could hear the wind in the pine trees and the sound of the waves further down, she could even smell the different scents, how wonderful!
They sat side by side in silence, looking at the sea, when a sailing ship passed in the distance. Breathing in deeply, they noticed that the wind smelled of salt water, seaweed and sun.
"Carlo...." said Mara, but he made an innocent, astonished face, as if he too was surprised.