I was going to turn on the gas heater but, ouch.no matches.
I went out to get matches, on my way back something did stop me. It was the little boy with the look of adult.
I just came closer and asked him to move a little, he didn't say a single word, just moved over and made some room for me.. We were sitting for a while keeping the silence.
"Sometimes you feel so sad but there is nobody who could help you, whom you could trust with your thoughts."I started hoping to hear anything from the little dude but he just gave me a distrustful look.
"Do you mind?" he asked me as he stood up and said that he had to go and needed his sled.
"You know..." I started hesitating ."I like sledding but I don't have a sled." pointing to the hill I was going on ".and have fun together? " He shaked his head as he gave me a positive answer.
We spent the whole day there sledding, making a snow-man, washing each other with snow and so on. And on our way back he asked me if my parents did allow me to go to school when I was a kid. I said ohhhhhhhh yeah they did and even made me to go there when I didn't want to.
Lucky you"- he said, My parents do not want me to study. I need to work.
"You mean to help your mom about the house or what?
"What about your mother?"
"She is sitting at home with my little sister"
"So you do not study?"
"Sometimes I run away and go, as I did today, but dad beat me. He said that I have to be able to do something so I can make money when I grow up."
"Without knowledge you won't be able to do anything" I said in objection.
"But dad said once "look at me, an educated man who studied and still the government left me without a job because I had just knowledge, no money to buy a good job. Now I am making bread at home and sell it in the street. If you do the same you need no any knowledge, you are able to count till 100 and that's enough because you never get more."
I couldn't believe what I just heard!
The rest of the way we kept silence. I just was thinking whose fault is it. his own or..
Of course it easier to find a guilt somewhere, but when I look around, I realize that he might be right.
Wonder what the future holds for my little dude.