Henry has known Stella and Halsey for about two years now. Halsey and him get picked up from daycare at the same time so they started holding hands and walking to the corner together. At each parting they hug and say their goodbyes and Henry usually says “no, come back” as he watches Halsey walk away.
We stopped on the way home from daycare to inspect a motorcycle parked on top of a sidewalk Jesus in front of more of those mysterious H’s woven into chain link fences. (We’d previously encountered another H farther downtown last year.)
Henry likes to take his time leaving daycare. He walks down the stairs, hangs a little, and lets me know when he is done.