and these kids were particularly cute with their toys
sitting on the bench by the wall of the big house next door to the block party
Mom to their right said... in perfect English... "he wants to take your picture" One smiled and made the "V"
the others appear to be looking at someone behind me and to my right
Then a young man came up to me, a bit inebriated, speaking rapid Japanese
"Sumimasen..." I said, "Wakarimasen..." Excuse me... I don't understand...
My son, who speaks no Japanese, understood well enough. "He's telling you it's time to move on dad... let's go..."
I think that I had finally gotten a bit too close to family.