The kids were a lot more zen, and reminded me that the frills are not really important. When asked what they wanted, they simply wanted me to spend time with them -- playing and chilling out. Their responses reminded me that the simplest joys sometimes leave more lasting imprints.
Once the scooters were assembled, the kids went out for a spin around the park...
Galang and Evacuate the Dancefloor.
|Chatting with my Mom and younger brother in Manila|
"There were once sisters
who were not afraid of the dark,
because the dark was full of the other's voice across the room.
Because even when the night was thick and starless,
they walked home together.
in the pitch of night,
they'd lie down on their backs...
look up until the stars come back...
they'd reach their arms up to touch them,
- Jandy Nelson, The Sky Is Everywhere