Given the events that continue to happen across the world, it is time to lift our heads and look into the eyes of people that talk to us and surround us. Eye contact lets someone know they are seen – they matter. Some of the stories that have surfaced in the past few days are about strangers who sat with wounded victims in Paris – they bore witness to their injuries, experience, and in some cases, held their hand as they died. Tragedy should not be the main thing that precipitates connection. Every day there is a new chance to connect with people we know, by lifting our heads and putting down the technology. There is also an opportunity to let complete strangers know we see them.
It is hard to admit, but being present has become an act of courage.
We will never be able to change something we do not notice.
One cannot multi-task and make eye contact.
Peace and prayers to Paris.