they are so easy...
and they achieve so much.
she looked up...
and between seeing her eyes and the next beat of my heart,
I could see all the self talk questions that she's always answered with a silent no.
"Will I stop being plain?"
"Oh that top looks great.. should I get it?"
"wow... look at them... I wonder if it'll be like that for me...?"
"should I change my hair?"
"will anything ever make any difference...?"
and between that heart beat and the next...
a warm, approving, and complimentary smile jumps from my heart, to my face, to her eyes...
and I see a shy smile surprise her lips as her eyes dart back to her book
...and I walk past.