The Beg Issue

Most – probably all of us – have seen them. Hanging out at the traffic lights; waiting near the shops; collapsed in despair in some shoddy, makeshift home of cardboard and paper. They ask you for small change – a few cents, sometimes a bigger amount. Sometimes they want food. Sometimes a job. And many … More The Beg Issue

She Flaps

She flaps her chubby little arms in excitement, as if she wants to take off – my little birdie, trapped inside a human body. She slaps arms, knees, skin – whatever takes her fancy, and she’s thrilled about it; the kind of raw excitement a grown-up will probably never know again. She babbles incoherent sounds … More She Flaps