Wednesday, November 21, 2012
Boy versus park
Gabriel meets Roger Williams Park in Providence, Rhode Island.
As a New Mexico boy, he is unused to such cold, moist air. The trees and leaves are different. He's never seen so many squirrels at once. He's never seen duck poop. He was fascinated by moss. ("Grass?" he asked, and brushed it with his palm.) He took my camera and filled it with pictures of leaves, sticks, moss, and the strange-looking conifers.
When his cheeks were as red as his hat, it was time for Dunkin' Donuts.