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I was driving to the post office, and I noticed that the car in front of me had a sticker of Garnet, from Steven Universe, on the back of the car. Also, the car was from out of state.


I haven't watched much Steven Universe, but I've really enjoyed the few episodes I've seen. I felt warmly toward that car. Then, coincidence of coincidences, it turned into the post office parking lot too. "Wow, someone from New York is going to the post office here in B'town," I thought, and also, "I can tell them how much I like their Garnet sticker." I followed the driver into the post office. They got in line; I had to fill out a customs form, so I was standing nearby.

"Excuse me," I said.

"Oh!" they said, startled, and made to get out of my way.

"No, no--you're fine! I just wanted to say, I really like your Garnet sticker, on your car."

"Oh!" they said again, but a pleased and happy one this time. "Thanks!"

Then it was their turn at the counter. On their way out they smiled at me and said goodbye.

I had no clue what gender, if any, they were, but they inhabited their skin and their space with a pleasant, easy charm. They looked more or less like this:

Date: 2017-09-13 04:41 am (UTC)
kore: (Default)
From: [personal profile] kore
That is lovely.

Date: 2017-09-13 11:46 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] amaebi
When I was about Chun Woo's current age I thought, "People casually say mean things so often, and saying `Ha ha can't you take a joke?' about it makes it worse. I bet people aren't saying pleasant things they think. I will try to say nice things to people whenever I think them."

Date: 2017-09-13 07:05 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] ravens_quill
I think those are the little moments that can really make someone's day. An unasked-for compliment (that isn't catcalling) or a few minutes of pleasant conversation can be the very thing that turns around one's attitude or give them something positive to look back on.

[As a very random aside, if you don't mind my asking, how are you adding the photos to your posts? I keep trying on mine and they just don't work, but I'm not sure what I'm doing wrong.]

Date: 2017-09-13 08:04 pm (UTC)
ravens_quill: (Default)
From: [personal profile] ravens_quill
Thanks very much!

I think I tried the hotlink method but I either end up with nothing on the post, or the html text (the <a href... stuff) but no image. I'm going to try the 'manage images' now. Thanks!

Date: 2017-09-13 10:49 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] aamcnamara
I like everything about this post, including/especially your refusal to assign gender to your interlocutor. :)

Date: 2017-09-14 04:05 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] cafenowhere
To all the other reasons I love Steven Universe, I shall include this, that it made possible this lovely, friendly encounter.

Date: 2017-09-14 08:59 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] minoanmiss
This is a wonderful post. I'm so glad you do things like this.

My roommates love SU. Can I tell them about this?

Date: 2017-09-14 09:37 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] gingicat
Thank you for passing along this adorable story!

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