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Tag Archives: child
20th September 2013 – children
They move in a pack, chasing after a girl who rides a pink scooter. She wears a green onesie, a belt round her middle. One child looks at me warily, then runs off to join the others on the playground. … Continue reading
21st August 2013 – plait
She starts it behind her head, then expertly flicks it round to the front and ties the end off with a hairband. She is so young yet growing fast, as the deftness of her plaiting shows.
16th August 2013 – superhero
A blond child runs along the cobbled street. A black cape with gold braiding flies behind him as he goes. I may see a boy, but he sees a superhero.
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23rd July 2013 – shoe
Abandoned on a wall, it looks forlorn without its pair. Dropped unnoticed from a pram or pushchair, some kind stranger has placed it there. Will its owner ever return to claim it?
7th July 2013 – curls
Long, black and shining, they bounce up and down on her back as she jumps. A child’s excitement reflected in the shape and movement of her hair.
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27th May 2013 – duck whistle
A blonde-haired child wearing a red T-shirt inserts himself between two of the musicians. He blows his new, quacking whistle with pride, keeping in time with the music effortlessly.
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12th May 2013 – seashell
He rips the paper bag open and makes a five-year-old’s exclamation of delight. He holds it up to his ear. “Can you hear the sea?” I ask. “I can hear the sea and I can hear me in there!” he … Continue reading
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9th April 2013 – birthday
Her face lights up as I bring out her cards and presents. A child excited by the pure joy of unwrapping and revealing. Sixty-odd years young.
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19th January – family
The woman carries a bright red plastic sledge, the ridges on its base white with snow. From behind her skips a little girl, dressed head to toe in pink. She stops dead and turns towards her mother, then falls straight … Continue reading
14th January 2013 – blackbird
The sky is full of grey and everything in the garden looks brown, the remaining winter leaves drooping halfheartedly in the gloom. Sleet falls, sparkling in the air like a child has spilt glitter over the clouds. A bright spot … Continue reading
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