during the 4th of july Dex and his cousins play street hockey in roller skates. They all complain that he has an advantage since he plays college hockey, but his cousin Anita always plays scrappy. they play until the sun sets and they’re all kinda sweaty and smiling and teasing each other and pushing each other and they swarm the rest of the left over food from earlier and the dessert set out on the kitchen counter before everyone settles down into the living room to chat while the adults drink beer and the TV has a kids show on for the little ones.

CHILDREN OF THE WORLD / CHINA - As I travel around the world on various assignments, I never tire of taking photos of children. Not only are they so picturesque as only children can be, but they also represent a hope in them that can’t be found in any other type of images. In their joys and in their despair, in their riches and in their poverty, my heart goes out to them. I want to lift them up to the word and shout, “Look, this is the future! The future is in their hands!” I sometimes wonder, though, what kind of future will they have … I spotted this young girl at a park in Kunming, China. She was so full of joy and life playing tag and hide-and-seek with her young friends. It was a delight to watch her play!

if u think pokemon go turned the philippines upside down ur absolutely right

every single person u pass by on the street is playing pokemon. i was teaching a few kids at the mall how to play bc they just got the game and were dragging their parents around not knowing where to go. ate in mcdo next to an old guy catching a rattata. gyms change team every 10 seconds bc of the amt of people playing and knockin em off. lures are on even at 3am inside the malls. every store selling mobile data has pokemon stickers and all the employees are wearing pokemon hats. im dying squirtle

Street Play

I was walking up Essex Street, when I heard screaming and noticed a crowd. As I got closer, this woman—who appeared freshly beaten up—was yelling about drugs and throwing insults at people. A woman passing by became very concerned, but was quietly told they were performing a play out on the street.

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