The door swung open and the darkness inside swollowed the light. A figure strode out confidently. His long black coat flapped behind him as if the wind had caught it. The black hat perched on top of his head was ringed with feathers. With each step a small cloud of dust puffed up around his dark boots.
The gray stubble on his face caught the morning sunlight as he walked by me. The corners of his mouth raised in a slight grin, sharing his secret with me.