I saw her in the checkout line at Target. Well, I saw him first. Brown skin. Curly hair. Eyes, oh those eyes. The eyes are the give away. The eyes tell me he is Habesha.
She looks at my cart. She sees what I saw. We make eye contact and smile.
"Yes. Is he?"
The connection is instant. She understands. She knows things about me that no one else can know. The experiences are the same. We are sisters, family.
The boys laugh and smile at eachother. Brothers, friends. Then just as quickly they ignore the other. They do not know. They are too young to understand.
All Lion knows is someone is competing for my attention. He cuts up, trying to draw attention to himself. "Wion, twoooooo!", holding up two fingers. Smiles. Laughter. Dancing in the cart. "Wion, twooooo!"
Two fingers held up in the other cart, "Doooo, dooo!" The same but different.
Two boys. Brown skin. Curly hair. Eyes, oh those eyes. Brothers, friends.
Two mothers. Fair. Hearts open. Understanding. Sisters, family.
This post is part of Just Write capturing the ordinary and extraordinary moments of life.