At a small cafe in an unnamed city, a news story is being read. The cafe’s temperature is comfortable for now; no need for adjustment. However, should the temperature need changing, the controls are located directly above the newspaper. There’s an option for a cigarette, but the moment knows no desire. A news story has consumed this daylight hour, which seeps through reed blinds on the picture’s left side.
An Arab woman, dressed as a man, is seated in a local cafe, and reads a story from the local newspaper. She wears a padded grey polyester suit with a white cotton shirt. There is a cane leaning against the wall, which belongs to her. As already mentioned, this is an unnamed city, so the newspaper and its headlines remain untitled.
Somewhere else in the unnamed city is the wife of this Arab woman dressed as a man. The wife’s wifely gender and style of dress are not determined here. This does not prevent things from seeming alright for the moment. Things seem not bad, and thus they will remain for the duration of this motionless image.