I’m long overdue for an observation dump. I tried to include the relevant details but if I missed something just ask.
1) Airport obs: An east Asian woman in her mid twenties with short hair, small and thin lips, was having her bag ruffled through by the TSA. She was clearly not happy with the way they were treating her stuff. She initially didn’t look upset at all. I was sitting on a bench facing toward her, and I bent over to tie my shoes, and when I looked up I got such a jolt in my chest. Her eyes were shining with tears and she was doing a tight-lipped cryface with a wrinkled chin. The TSA agent said something brusquely to her, and after she responded and took a breath, her lips stayed parted in a lip curl. I don’t think she was wearing any lip color. No sobbing, but her lips kind of shook every time she took a breath. She was unfortunately wiping her eyes so her cheeks remained woefully dry. I took my time tying my other shoe, but it’s a bad idea to linger in airport security for no discernible reason so I did get up and leave. It took some serious willpower to look away from her.
2) I was volunteering at a blood drive. An eighteen-year old couple (male and female) had come to donate blood with each other. It was obviously the guy’s idea to donate blood. I drew his first, and there was no issue. The girl was really beautiful. Long brown hair in a ponytail, green eyes, small upturned nose (think Carey Mulligan), and full lips. Her cheekbone contouring was nearly professional-grade makeup work, I was both impressed and attracted. When she sat down in the chair she looked at me with so much fear; eyes wide, breathing way too fast, blood rushing to her face. Keep in mind that I’m a 105-lb, 5’3’’ woman. I do not inspire fear in anyone, and this was the first time any adult ever looked at me like that. As soon as I uncapped my needle, her face utterly crumpled, with an intense closed-mouth lip curl. She wasn’t sobbing, but she was hyperventi