The aisle with rabbit food also has food for guinea pigs, hamsters, gerbils and ferrets plus cages and various products for each type of animal. I was looking at bunny treats when God quietly slipped into the aisle and stood beside me. He appeared as Love.
An old hunched over woman shuffled into the aisle. She had close cropped grey hair in no particular style, old Bermuda shorts, a T-shirt and a dingy pink sweater. The right side of her face was darkened with some sort of bumps on her skin and she had very few remaining teeth.
We were beside each other, kind of shoulder to shoulder but facing opposite directions since she was looking at hamster cages on the other side of the aisle. I looked at her and she looked at me. We both smiled. Then I went on trying to choose pet food for the rabbits.
Suddenly a boy about age 7 raced into the aisle. He was excited and trying to make up his mind which of the 3 hamster cages he liked best. One cage had a circular staircase with a box at the top for the hamster to sit in, another had an attached ball so the little thing could run to its hearts delight and the third had several tunnels and tiny box houses on top.