Stir of Wings

Love is everywhere, claims the song. It is, too. In supermarkets, windswept docks, and op shops. Lost children love sacrificially, and kids on school buses suffer pain worthy of Shakespearian tragedy. Girls in flats share cold germs and weak lemon drink, and migrants find friendship and community support. You’ll find it all here, along with laughter, tears, beanie hats and hurting shoes.

Many of these stories have received awards. But more to the point, they may encourage you to give the world a gentle shove.