I am no longer invisible. I noticed this at the Tampa and DFW airports. I was prowling around, looking at people, and to my horror, they were looking BACK. As a large person, I could pretty much look at whoever I wanted to, as long as I wanted to, sketch them, draw them, and no one would talk to me unless I initiated conversation. As a writer, this was heaven.
Imagine my surprise when I was watching a man on the up escaltor as I was heading downward...and he smiled at me. Yep, The M*F* SMILED. I smiled back, I do have a modicum of social graces.
I scurried on to meet my plane, suddenly, awkwardly aware that people were watching me..oh, not everyone. But suddenly I had become someone of interest. I'm clearly going to have to keep better custody of the eyes as they say over at the nunnery.