Friday, April 10, 2009
It is no secret that I like children and flowers. But children as young as these selling flowers on the traffic signals is not what I want to see. I would rather have these children studying, playing and singing.
I met these two the other day as I was fiddling with the camera on my phone. The boy was urging me to buy the roses but I refused as encouraging them seems a bad idea in the long run. The boy asked me if I could click his photograph. Ever ready to oblige I clicked the photo. When I showed both of them their photo you should have seen them smile. I pulled and then patted his cheeks.
After this the boy plucked a flower from his bunch and gave it to me saying, "Didi, yeh aap rakh lo. Free mein." (Elder Sister, you can keep this one for free.) I was left speechless and before I could thank him for his magnanimity, he was back to work - trying to convince other drivers to buy his flowers.