miércoles, octubre 12, 2005

kids everywhere!

One thing I love about Fruitvale is the babies!

SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO cute! No lie. Like the other day, I'm walking along to the BART station, and you know I'm a happy fool when I'm on my walk. And I see this little chavalita and chavalito come tearing around the corner, heading toward me. and they're little. Both, under five, I'm sure. Running along having the time of their life. She's in pigtails and a cardigan. And I know they're too young to be out by themselves so I'm waiting. And sure enough, here she comes, running after them, in her hejab, a big ol' grin at her little traviesos.

And they are everywhere! quiet little boys on the bus. sleeping babies being wheeled along in their strollers. in braids and pigtails and raider's caps and wild-haired, in sweaters and sweatshirts and school uniforms. and happy because they get mucho love.

I see them on my walks and it just fills me with joy. they're like their own laughter.