Everybody you pity, everyone you love, those with whom you empathize or despise… They all need to be acknowledged. Noticed. Heard. We all need a witness.
To recognize the spark in the eyes of another is our most eminently worthy gesture of humanity. To withhold such a small instant of focus from any living person seems lazy, at best; at worst, cruel.
We focus so much on gaining acknowledgement for ourselves that we miss the easiest act of grace and power— to look into the eyes of another and simply allow ourselves to see the flash of mirrors there.