Thursday, May 6, 2010

lollipop girl

rosa came into the bookshop today, brought her bicycle. she's ten and visits off and on. she went to the back of the room, children's section, and said, 'i have this book.' ' i have that book.'
she was obviously bored. then she spotted my cup full of ollipops. (she's 10 years old.)
a sly look crossed her face. she paused to think. finally she said, "If you had a daughter, would you just give her a lollipop?"
"I don't know," i said, "but if i had a new friend, i would give her a lollipop!"
"I'll be your friend," rosa said, and she grabbed a lollipop, grabbed her bicycle, and she ran out of the bookshop.