Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Affection

In a country where public shows of affection are commonplace - even at times mildly obscene perhaps to the more prudish observer - shows of parental affection are so rare in these parts that I visibly double-take when a father (or, more usually, a de facto father) is seen ruffling the hair of his young son or rushing along the pavement with a ramshackle pushchair.

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