Just Call Me Red

A young red-headed father is carrying his identical offspring on his shoulders as they tool down Park.  You can feel his joy, like sudden sun, shining in your path.

I sidle alongside and say to the little boy no more than four, “That’s quite a ride you’re having.”

Both father and son burst into grins, their green eyes disappearing into their round, chubby cheeks.

“Better than a taxi,” Dad says.

“And cheaper,” I say, also, pleased as punch.

“No, he gets charged,” says Dad, “a penny a block.”

This time we all smile, as if our faces would break.  cute-ginger-kidKids and puppies….one can’t help but be charmed.

SB

 

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About Susannah Bianchi

I'm just a girl who likes to write slightly on slant. I've had a career in fashion, dabbled in film and to be honest, I don't like talking about myself. Now my posts are another matter so I will let them speak for themselves. My eBooks, A New York Diary, Model Behavior: Friends For Life and Notes From A Working Cat can be found on Amazon.com. Thanks.
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14 Responses to Just Call Me Red

  1. So sweet and innocent.

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  2. Patricia says:

    Lovely post. Nice to read a few happy lines.

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  3. Gail Kaufman says:

    There’s something about redheads…

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  4. micklively says:

    “Never work with animals or children” was the mantra amongst actress of old. Fear of being upstaged, I’m guessing? You could have been a Hollywood star, if only you’d listened! 😉

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  5. skinnyuz2b says:

    What a good lesson for a young tot. A penny a block. Love it! You put a big smile on my face.

    Liked by 1 person

  6. Love moments like this ❤

    Like

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