Here’s the story I found with this picture by M. Lambrechts:
This meeting happened at a Gay Pride event in Brussels, Belgium in 2009. The child is the son of a gay couple attending the event and he got curious about this punk’s spiked jacket. So he went over and asked whether he could touch the spikes as he wanted to check whether they’re sharp or not. To give him better access, the punker knelt down and talked to him, amused by the kid’s reactions. When the two dads called their son back to them, the boy gave the punk a little kiss before returning to his fathers.
Just one little picture doing away with a multitude of prejudices.
Real life story: My two grandfathers were in hospital in 1933. Heinz was 8, Helmut was 6 and one of them had a broken arm, the other a broken leg.
This was in Germany, and Hitler had only just come to power. Note the year, this was way before the war!
There were a few soldiers also recuperating at the local hospital. For some reason, Hitler visited that particular hospital. And the soldiers thought it’d be a nice touch to have these two small boys (8 and 6 years old, remember?) present a bunch of flowers to him.
So they did, not knowing just who that guy was.
In the mid 1970’s, my parents met. When they introduced their fathers to each other, they both did a double-take, pointed at each other and said “I know you from somewhere.”
It’s far from over, and I have too many ideas still flying around in my head. I’ve approached it differently this year and I’m not sure this was better than last year. Then again, I’ve also had more on my plate this year than last.
Maybe this picture inspires a scene in your stories. It did inspire me!
This is a café, art gallery, frozen yoghurt parlour and shop in Düsseldorf, Germany. The upstairs bit has a bar with a long table along one window wall and one long one in the middle of the floor, with several small ones in the nooks and against the other windows. It’s comfy and the coffee is really good. Wild mix of colours and chairs, art books on the tables, newspapers available – my new favourite hangout.