(Hands behind his back) "I have a present for you."
"Ooohh ... let's have a look. Wah, very nice."
"This is pretty mama."
"Are you sure that's mama? Mama's hair not like that lah!"
"I tied your hair mah!" (Giggles hysterically)
"What's that mama's wearing? A birthday cake?"
(Hoots with laughter) "This is a party dress."
"Looks delicious. Like icing on a cake. It's very colourful."
"See the yellow shoes? Nice or not?"
"Very nice, darling. What's that on top of my head?"
"It's an angel thing."
"Yes. You're my angel mama. I love you mummy."
"I know darling. And I love the big purple heart. Come here sweetie."
"I love you too. And thank you for your pretty picture. You made me feel pretty and happy."
"I love you." (Eyes shining brightly, he skipped off with a happy grin on his face.)
Outside the window, the rain continue to drizzle.
But a song and dance filled my heart,
for simple happiness such as this
that lifts my soul
beyond this sincere innocent gesture
offered by a loving boy.
What a beautiful world!