Unphotographable

This is a picture I did not take of a little boy in Spider-man jammies, sitting in the kid seat of a grocery store cart, singing/chanting a fairly catchy made-up song to his toy car, which, in hand, he was making dance along the hand rail. And he stopped just long enough as I passed to flash me the biggest, most infectious grin, which I could not help but return, and then resumed his song, which remained stuck in my head all the way to the parking lot.

Goodreads quote of the day

“The aim of literature … is the creation of a strange object covered with fur which breaks your heart.” — Donald Barthelme

I like this very much. And I suspect the “strange object covered with fur” would be an amazing assignment for kids to draw. 🙂