Thursday, 19 June 2008

Breaking the Ice

A woman came into the bus pushing her daughter in a buggy (push chair). I was sitting in the area for buggies. Her mother sat beside me. I touched the little girl's hand and said hello. She didn't smile nor did she say anything. She just kept staring at me with her piercing blue eyes. I smiled and looked away. Each time I looked back at her I could see she was still staring at me.

Finally, she reached out and grabbed my fingers and wouldn't let go. I let her hold them until we arrived at my stop. Then I unlinked our fingers and said goodbye to her and her mother.

Some people can see right through you.


Related article: Beyond the Veil