Overheard on a bridge over the river in York

A mother pushing a small child in a buggy, alongside the wall, going over the bridge…

Child: Mum can I look at the river?

Mum: What the f… do you want to look at the river for, it’s only got two boats on it?

I think it is so sad that the child’s enquiring and curious mind was stamped upon so firmly and so ignorantly. I pray for that unknown child and his mother. I think of what he could yet delight in discovering and what she could learn about parenting and what joy she could find in it.

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