Yesterday afternoon, I was at the intersection of 14th Street and Pennsylvania Avenue on my way to visit friends who live near Dupont Circle. As I waited at the red light, a person wearing reindeer horns crossed, followed by someone in red with a pointed red hat and long pointed shoes, who was surely one of Santa’s elves. Then came Santa himself, and finally someone who–inexplicably–seemed to be one of the three Magi. On they walked, one behind the other and apparently in their own world, a fantastical little troop. The light changed and I had to drive on.
A truly Fellini-esque moment, which I long to have been able to capture in a photograph. But perhaps it’s in keeping that I couldn’t.