Château and a History of Loss

Staying at a château adjacent to the Lac Leman, gold trim and chandeliers.

We are having a party, lots of wine, beer, on the TVs are football games. England is playing Portugal, and across the front of the blue and white shirts of the England team is written “DOWNING”. The Portuguese also have a name.

Another crowd, of Americans this time, shows up. I don’t know this crowd, but one of them comes over, points to a TV.

“Who’s playing?”

“Portugal,” I reply.

But he says, “No, it’s Turkey.” And close up, I see he’s right.

I go over to a table to get more alcohol.

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