Monday, April 18, 2011

on cue

Elevator companions are often aloof and preoccupied.
These adjectives seldom apply to children and I noted with pleasure the young family with two small boys that would be accompanying my husband and I as we descended to the ground floor. The brothers each clasped a small box, holding it in front like gift bearing magi.
"Do you have a pet in there?" I teased. Two little heads shook solemnly. "Is it a wild creature then," I queried making a face of mock fear.
The eyes of the youngest child flashed with delight.
His older brother proudly lifted the lid to reveal two rows of marvelous crayon colored figurines.
I duly admired them and departed on cue, my heart lighter.

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