A disclaimer. This post is not meant to either promote or discourage certain rulings that have now been imposed on the general public.
I just wanted to share a simple song I listened to on Apple Music; Billie Eilish – Ocean Eyes.
I vaguely remember the song but never really knew the artist. A beautiful song that reminds me of the incredible power and connection you can experience when you stare into someone’s eyes,…. but then I suddenly realised something. Despite wearing these face masks willingly or unwillingly outside in busy public places it still does not have to completely cover and hide our vibrant spirit, expressions and personality, that is seemingly trying to disconnect us even more as a community. The facemask has somehow not completely taken away that soothing magical experience of simple eye contact that sends a signal to each other that we exist.
Apparently tribes in Northern Natal in South Africa greet each other with a phrase that can be literally translated as;
“I see you”
UNTIL YOU SEE ME – I do not exist.
Maybe that was a source of inspiration for the tribal greeting In the blockbuster movie Avatar when they would greet each other with that very same expression, the only difference being that the greeting and an even deeper meaning;
“I see the love and your feelings and your soul and you mean everything to me.“
These expressions speak for themselves and I am reasonably sure we have all already experienced these fleetings encounters of acknowledgement, empathy and love that were communicated to each other in a blink of an eyelid.
A ray of hope & comfort in these very strange times.