Friday, February 09, 2018

We are all in this together

(Originally published on New Year day 2018)

As another year draws to a close, and a new one breaks, nothing can put you in a thinking hat as best as a bout of fever can. That’s after you recover just enough to think clearly but not enough to be heading to the gym for a workout ;p
So here’s what I’ve been thinking.
It’s an incredibly small world that we live in. What matters most are those little connections we have with each other. Friends. Family. Colleagues. Strangers. The few fleeing moments we have together. Those amazing coincidences. Those chance encounters. Those planned rendezvous. The shared interests. The celebrate-able differences.
Helping. Sharing. Caring. Giving. Loving. Talking. Sometimes, just listening.
While it’s our minds that truly connect. Sometimes, we should even let our bodies too. A handshake, hug, kiss, caress, touch. Simple gestures that we have managed to make sound incredibly complex! Hell, we are so twisted that we even make an innocent smile look sinister and suspect.
In short, we are making it difficult to make those connections that we were talking about. It is quite probable now for entire lifetimes to pass without making any meaningful connections at all! To many, this might also seem completely normal. This is the curse.
So in these wee hours of a new year, here’s me wishing that we all make a LOT more connections this year. Deep bonds even. This is what we’re meant to. In this astoundingly vast universe, we inhabit a small world. Your small act of kindness, your being there as a shoulder for someone to lean on… Our little acts may have cascading effects that are beyond obvious. We are a part of a network, mysteriously and mystically connected. Believe it or not, we are all in this together ☺

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