To the little girl in the store that was wearing the yellow dress…
Please never stop asking questions.
I saw you yesterday when I took my son to the bathroom. You asked me alot of questions, Like if he was a boy, and if he needed help going to the bathroom, and why?
I gladly answered all your questions, and your caretaker seemed embarrassed. They told you to stop asking so many questions.
I know you are younger than your years, and that should not be looked at as a burden. Having a handicap can make you see the world in a different light. In a world so dark, you can see the light perhaps better than all of us.
I saw you at the checkout again, and I answered your questions, while the cashier ignored you, other people stared, and your caretaker told you to shut up.
You cried, and you said, I’m sorry, over and over again, but you did nothing wrong. My heart broke for you, it is never a crime to be curious. If I could, I would wrap you in my arms and tell you are beautiful, because that is what I think.
Stay young, ask questions when you don’t understand the world around you. Let your light shine.
In a world so cruel and dark, we all need to practice kindness, and a whole lot more love.
So please if you see someone that has special needs, show them love and kindness, because this world has already been cruel enough.
The Stranger at the Store