Seven teenagers, sitting beneath a gazebo in the park. Three girls, four boys, and five bikes, all retreating from the hot, summer sun. They look over, smiling in my direction, and I smile back. One of them is attempting to take over the gym that I control, unsuccessfully. It is hard to believe that a simple game has brought us all here together.
*Every day, throughout the month of August, I will be participating in a fun writing experiment, known as Small Stones, for #AwakeAugust. To learn more, or for more examples of Small Stones, you can click here.