She carried three differently colored bags loaded to bust.

The sun was out, birds were flying, and the sky was blue. This is something rare in Seattle. I was driving at ten in the morning and spotted a woman at the bus stop. She was dressed in a three piece suit and heels. On her shoulders, she carried three differently colored bags loaded to bust. Her beat expression conveyed that she wasn’t enjoying the good weather.

I wiggled my nose, blinked my eyes, and when I glanced into the rearview mirror, a man in a clown suit offered her a flower and shouldered two of her bags.