Creative Non-Fiction Short Stories. :) Travel, Oldsters, Love, and Compassion.
The girl sits upright in her stroller. Mom pushes and chats with her, but the little girl doesn’t lean back and relax. She’s watching the crowds coming and going in the subway station. Her curly hair falls around her face and she catches a view that makes her angle even-further forward. She and her mother are approaching on a blind man walking with a cane and a service dog. The girl studies the man’s face, pointed forward, his eyes hidden behind sunglasses, his head tilted to listen. The cane taps the grooves in the subway platform and the fluffy dog pants happily along.
The stroller girl slowly calls, “Mama?” Then daughter glances from her now-attentive mother back to her observation, and then waits until Mom has seen the man and dog as well. The mother leans, perhaps whisper to her daughter about service animals, blindness, or politeness. However, the tiny girl breaks in with a smile and the perfect exclamation: “Beautiful! So so beautiful.”