As I was returning to my apartment from the Saturday morning Ecco market there were 4-5 young boys running up and down the alley laughing and playing. They had an empty 1 liter plastic bottle and were throwing it and kicking it, playing games of keep away, catch, and soccer. All of their own invention, making up rules as they go, having a wonderful time using their bodies and their minds. Reminiscent of my generations “kick the can”. It did my heart good to see kids doing the work of children, having the freedom to play, to invent to socialize. I’m sure they were having more fun than any organized “little league” as as there was no pressure to perform, no one was watching, just me gazing in admiration.

Signing off KO