Saturday, February 1, 2014

A Blind Black Woman

A blind black woman got on the bus yesterday. She was perhaps the happiest person on the bus. She thanked the white driver (he was a kind person who stopped the bus, lowered the step, told her to wait where she was, took her hands and ushered her onto the bus, cleaned off the seat before she sat down, didn't let go of her hands until she lowered herself gently onto the seat, then made a little small talk to make her...). The blind black woman remarked how cold it was (not complaining but just observing)---all the time smiling as if everything in her world was beautiful. I imagined no media outlet would have thought this kind of race relations would be worth reporting.