And thank you for reading it. I’m glad you’ve included the difference you experienced on public transport. You were the same person you’d always been, but appearing “more beautiful” that day, you were perceived and treated differently. There’s so much more to all of this. It’s good to know of personal observations and experiences like yours.

And yes, the disconnect between social-media images and the reality behind those much liked photos is worthy of a separate piece. Thank you for pointing that out and for your overall response. Best wishes to you.

Fiction & cultural commentary with a personal twist — by a writer from the Deep South with roots in print & broadcast media.