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  • “That’s a big bear you’ve got there,” I said to the man in the rain.

    “Yes,” he said, stopping at a light.

    “You always travel with it?”

    “Only sometime.”

    “Only on special occasions?”

    “When it is cold. It keeps me... in warmth. How do you say it? In warmth?”

    “Warm,” I said. “You just say warm. It keeps you warm.”

    “It keeps me warm,” he said, looking loved.
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