My parents just returned
from a trip to China and Japan.
Though they brought back pictures
of gorgeous Buddhist temples,
sweeping views of the Great Wall,
and even adorable panda bears,
the photos they took
of the children there
melted my heart the most.
This collection features
Japanese schoolchildren.
It’s not just their beautiful faces
that touch my heart,
but the subtle acts of love and kindness,
from the boy with his arm around
his friend’s shoulder
to the little girl reaching for
her friend’s hand.
Love makes the world go round.