Last week I spent two days wandering around in the streets of old San Juan, Puerto Rico. I just love walking around at this place. It is so different than any other town. Somehow you hear music everywhere and you just feel the passion of the people. I really like the city’s colorful rues and calles of Old San Juan. So pretty. On the second day there I turned yet another corner in one of those streets and I heard a familiar sound. The clapping of the wings from pigeons. So I just had to see what was going on.
I looked and there was this plaza bordered by an old iron fence and I was right, I did hear doves. Lots of them! Apparently there is this lady that sells food to feed them. And the San Juan kids love doing that. The place was packed with kids feeding them. And there were lots, I mean lots of doves, and maybe not all that great as to the natural and healthy approach to the doves, but it sure was fun to watch the kids interact with them. Laughter all around. And it made me smile too. The expressions on their faces were priceless. Some kids weren’t afraid at all and some just terrified.
And some were seeking higher grounds. Very smart boy as he almost disappeared in the midst of them.
“A joy that is shared is a joy made double.”