Click: Three in a Row

Click: true moments, stories too short for the stage.

I see a father, mother, daughter holding hands. Walking three abreast down a wide sidewalk.

The father looks over the mother’s head at the daughter. They share a sigh, a frown. Their solemn faces are carved with matching deep lines.

But the mother – swinging her arms between them – is twinkling. Wide-eyed, giggling, humming a nonsense song.

A rainbow hat perched jauntily on her white hair, her face a stream of rippling wrinkles turned up to the sun.

Radiant with joy.

Photo Mark Chadwick

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