White bridge

“White Bridge” 2006 France

White Bridge

“To tell you the truth, I was there that day,” the woman says and stops walking for a second. Then begins to walk again.

“To the church? Why didn’t you talk to me?” asks the man quietly as he looks down, walking next to her.

“At that time, we were just former lovers,” the woman strokes the rail of the bridge, then takes the glove off.

“Then why did you come to the church?” he peers into her face.

“I don’t know. I just knew I had to go.” She lightly touches the streetlamp, and, finding a scar, she traces it with her fingertips.

“How ironic is it that here we are, walking together once again on Pont Neuf.”

“Once upon a time, we were lovers. Now, as brother and sister.”

 


「白い橋」2006年フランス

 

「本当はあの日、あそこにいたのよ」
そういうとほんの一瞬立ち止まり、また歩き始める女。

「教会に? なぜ声をかけてくれなかったの?」
男は少しうつむくと歩きながら静かに話す。

「あの時はまだ別れた元恋人でしかなかったのよ」
橋の塀を少し手で撫でたあと、手袋をはずす女

「じゃあ、なぜ教会に来たの?」
女の顔を見る男

「わからないわ。行かなきゃって思ったのよ」
街灯の柱を少し触ってそこにあった傷を指先でなでる女

「皮肉だな、こうしてまた一緒にポンヌフ橋を一緒に歩いている」

「元恋人で、今は兄妹として」