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11 April 2009 @ 9am

Darting Eyes

The toddler in the stroller was endlessly curious. As her mother pushed the stroller along Guerrero St, the young girl’s big blue eyes quickly moved from traffic on the street to the buildings overhead.

I walked behind another woman, both of us set on reaching our destinations. As we approached the mother with her child, the girl paid us no mind, choosing to look at more interesting things than two hurried strangers passing by.

I watched her through my dark sunglasses as they drew near, wondering what the toddler thought of her morning excursion through the city. The woman ahead of me was within arm’s length of the stroller when, suddenly, the girl’s eyes darted up to look the woman in the face, breaking her gaze only when the stroller straps prevented her from turning further.