Throwing My Kids Into The Bus

Artist: Selliah Doraisamy, Ceylon Transport Board, 1960s

When the bus stops I throw my kids up the steps. The old Ashok Leyland starts moving before I get in, but I’m not worried about them. A dozen hands immediately reach out for my babies, holding their unsteady bodies steady. Three people offer their seats. It is these times when I most love my country. Even the strangers on the bus treat children like…

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