While studying book illustrations by Wilhelm M. Busch I discovered a reoccurring theme.
These three drawings were published in different books at different times.
A elderly man is watching a young woman or a youthful couple pass by. I believe that elderly man is Busch himself, perhaps reminiscing about his youth or discovering he still has romantic feelings toward the young.
Anyway, these compositions are beautiful. I've been learning so much from Busch about intense drawing, staging and making a storytelling/personality statement.
Love this man's work!