seeing you seeing me

There is profound grace in vulnerability--making the choice to expose the parts of you that are difficult to share.  There is courage and humility in staying open to someone else. 

When you look someone in the eyes, you are connected in a way that reveals.  Do you look away?  Can you really see the other person, and in turn accept that they really see you?  What impulse drives you to break that connection?  Fear; Shame; Discomfort; Intimacy; Self-consciousness?

In a time where our daily interactions are mediated through screens, and composed entirely of 1s and 0s, we could all afford to see each other a bit more.