Voices | OVERHEARD

Sure as the wind blows

Young girl: Mom, the wind’s cold. Why do we need wind?

Mom: If we didn’t have wind, we wouldn’t be able to fly your kite in the park.

Young girl: Mom, why doesn’t the wind blow all the time?

— Yamanote Line, Tokyo. Overheard by The Japan Times On Sunday

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