Vignettes: Red Velvet vs. Cupcake

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Greetings, folks! Hope everyone had a lovely weekend. :c)

I have a few longer posts in the works (yes, still), but I wanted to share a brief story with you from this past weekend.

I was near the end of a lengthy walk when two friends called to ask if I wanted to meet them for dinner. I was only about 15 minutes away by foot, and it's a casual (albeit very nice) restaurant, so I simply went straight there and had a cup of coffee to warm up while waiting for them.

I was checking my messages when I noticed a mother and her young daughter, probably about seven or eight years old, looking in my direction. A minute or two later I glanced their way again, and, once again, they were looking my way.

They weren't staring, nor were they being rude, so I assumed they read me and shrugged it off, as I do when that happens. (It's usually on a day like yesterday, when I haven't shaved to get ready for my next electrolysis appointment.) I know who I am, I like who I am, and I'm still changing, both physically and emotionally, and that is all that really matters.

Just as I saw my friends drive past and head for the parking lot about a block away, I noticed that the little girl and her mother put on their coats and head towards my table on their way to the door. I had gone back to reading my text messages, when I realized they were standing next to me. I looked up and smiled at them.

"I'm sorry if we were being impolite, miss," the mother said. "But my daughter and I were both admiring your hair."


I laughed (and blushed), thanked them, and rightfully gave the credit to my stylist.

The little girl then spoke.

"Miss, I told my mom that your hair looks like red velvet cupcakes - and those are my *favorite* ones in the world!" lol

I laughed again and thanked her, adding that I was flattered to hear that.

"You're welcome," she said.

She then eyed me critically for a moment.

"It's a good look for you, you know."


I immediately offered to hire her as my fashion adviser. She was game, but her mother gently suggested to both of us that she needed to finish third grade first. :c)

And thus went that part of my weekend!


Postscript: As you would imagine, I promptly texted April with the entire story.

Her immediate reply?

"Great! Red Velvet can be your porn name. :D"

While that certainly is an option, I noted that I think I preferred "Cupcake." Not as my porn name, of course, just in general. For some reason it appealed to me; maybe it fits my personality?

In any event, I hope your week is filled with culinary delights of whatever sort you most enjoy. Have a lovely week, everyone!

Nothing to do with the theme of this post; just a performance from Hurray for the Riff-Raff, one of my favorite new bands. Their new album is wonderfully addictive. Hope you like this!


Anonymous said...

That's really lovely- a special moment!

As is "I know who I am, I like who I am ...... and that is all that really matters" a lovely statement.

Have a great week


Cassidy on March 20, 2014 at 9:54 PM said...

Thank you, Emily! :D It took me a long, long time to get to the point where I feel that way, but it was totally worth it!

Have a lovely Friday, hon!


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