Laundromat kids making friends, oblivious to race or “differences”
Pushing buttons on all the vending machines … always hopeful.
Moving in tandem each one pushing buttons that the other has already pushed. A blur of candy-craving motion.
This is the first ritual for four-year-olds who have made a new friend at the laundromat.
Tap, tap, tap she goes along. Her new friend follows along behind her: tap, tap, tap.
Sometimes …. “candy or sodas or gum comes out of there” …. so, ya’ better push ’em!
Always hopeful … always “ready for a miracle”.
Ah, me [sigh] … to be four years old again … To live in a world “full of miracles.”