These gorgeous girls were watching me from the other side of the road, giggling and nudging each other. When I smiled and waved and pointed to my camera they ran across the road in a flash for a chat and a photo.
They wanted to practise their English and I was happy to oblige. They really were just the sweetest things ever. They introduced themselves, each putting their hands in mine in turn for a brief moment. I can’t recall all their names but I know one was Kartini – named for the historical Indonesian figure Raden Ayu Kartini who is widely considered Indonesia’s first feminist.
They were so lovely and articulate and sweet. I wanted to pop them in my pocket and bring them home with me.
Before I go, I just wanted to say that the comments on my last post moved me to tears. Thank you so much for your thoughtful, supportive and above all, just bloody lovely, words.