Maya strolled into the Ladies room at the unfamiliar shopping centre. She encountered a stunning woman who returned her smile with ease. Maya contemplated how we judge and compare one another within that first impression.
The beautiful woman seemed a few years older than Maya or was it just her compassionate poise? Her eyes radiated kindness, strength, and wisdom yet they shone with innocence.
Maya, touched that this extraordinary woman took the time to wordlessly greet her, stepped closer to realise she’d been looking at a mirror. The woman was herself, without the harsh judgements of familiarity.
Word count 98-based on a true story