I don't know how to take this.
The lobby of the mall near me is a popular gathering spot for people with disabilities who are waiting for their WheelTrans ride. It's not uncommon to see one or two of the accessible buses parked outside loading passengers. Joe and I stop in the lobby too, every time we are leaving, to get our packages correctly balanced on my chair and to get ourselves dressed up for the winter cold.
Yesterday there was a fellow, in a snazzy wheelchair, that I'd not seen before. He was maybe twenty. He had a well trimmed black beard, black floppy hair, black horned rimmed glasses, and tight black jeans. His black pea coat was unbuttoned, as was his red plaid shirt underneath, chest hair peaked out from the collar of his shirt. He had ear buds in, white, which were attached to whatever earbuds are attached too, with white cords.
Oh, and he was movie star handsome.
As I was getting my hat and gloves on, and Joe was dealing with our Tesco bag full of beer, I noticed a group of young professional women standing together talking, one of them noticed the dude in the chair and soon they were all staring at him. He was obvious to the stare because something he was listening to had caught his attention - and like everyone who uses those damned listening thingys through ear buds - he became lost to the world. He moved his body slightly to the music. Not chair dancing or anything, just tiny movements to the beat of the music he listened to. Enough to be slightly sexy, not enough to be slightly silly.
One of the women said, her voice breaking, "Oh, that's just so sad!!" and she left the group clearly upset.
OK, help, what about that scene is sad???
Really, maybe I'm too long out of standing culture to get it now ... so help.