The Mexican border is less than a half hour’s drive from here, so we make several trips over during our time here to shop, enjoy the music and the atmosphere, and to have some lunch.

If hubs and I get separated in the always-busy street marketplace, we’ve set up a consistent place (our favourite restaurant) to meet and we know what time to arrive there.

I usually sit outside on this bench to wait for hubs because I love people-watching on the busy street.

Quite often, someone joins me on the bench, and very often, this provides a photo opportunity.

On this particular day, a sweet child sat beside me, and started reciting a little rhyme as she shaped her hands. It was one my Mom had taught me as a child over 65 years ago!

Can you guess the rhyme by looking at her hands?

Photo Note: I had thought about editing out the young girl and the woman in the background by either cropping or erasing, but thought better of it because I believe that demonstrates both the active street and that someone was keeping a watchful eye on the little girl. The only edits I did to the original photo were resizing and converting to black and white. I prefer black and white for street photography.

“A nursery rhyme shapes your bones and nerves, and it shapes your mind. They are powerful, nursery rhymes, and immensely old, and not toys, even though they are for children.”

Katherine Catmull