Rachel and Brent (#198) 01-24-13

I saw Rachel and Brent walking bicycles on the sidewalk. They stopped at a lamppost and chained the bikes. I was a bit reluctant to approach them for one reason; Rachel had a papoose-like sack on her back, with a baby. I am always concerned when a child is involved, that the parents might think that I am some kind of a predator/weirdo trying to take advantage of the child.

Today in the U.S. it is very disappointing how many people take advantage of young women and children. Watching the news on TV, 10 – 15 minutes are often devoted to stories about child abduction, rape, murder, and God-knows-what. I feel perversely relieved to hear about a liquor store robbery. Someone wants money. I understand that. I don’t condone it, but I do understand. However I just cannot understand the crazy acts sometimes committed to children. Logically, I don’t see how a photo of an unidentified child could be a problem. But in this lunatic arena, what IS logical?

Fortunately Rachel and Brent had no problem with being photographed. And the baby was small enough to be invisible in the photo (but large enough to be ever heavier on Rachel’s back).

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I like the way that Rachel’s hat gives a slightly classy, jaunty look.