Magical Truthsaying Bastard Shadesong (shadesong) wrote,
Magical Truthsaying Bastard Shadesong

I need a bus-interaction icon.

I am on the bus, exhausted, heading home from our staff-day party; it is chilly and rainy, and the guy kittycorner from me is taking up too much space. Tired 'song is tired and would just like to be home under warm blankets.

A young mother and her toddler son get on the bus and sit next to me, with one seat between us. The kid is pointing at me. I smile and wave at him, like you do. He waves back and points again, this time clearly at the fake flower in my hair - green and purple fabric leaves, with purple and black tulle, two sprightly striped feathers, and a big sparkly jewelry finding in the center. His mother says something to me.

I tug my earbuds out - "I'm sorry, I didn't hear?"

She smiles. "He says 'Beautiful!' in Chinese."

"Oh!" I grin again and address him. "Xie xie!"

He laughs and claps, and things are shinier.

This is half of why I wear this stuff. It cheers me. But also it can delight kids to see sparkly feathery things in a sea of plain black raincoats and umbrellas. And that can make things a bit shinier for everyone.
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