"I am large. I contain multitudes." - Walt Whitman, Leaves of Grass

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Human Moments

Remember this entry where I wished you all a Christmas filled with human moments?

Here's a longer description of a human moment.

"The human moment: an authentic psychological encounter that can happen only when two people share physical space and give their emotional and intellectual attention. Human moments require energy. Often, that’s what makes them easy to avoid. To make the human moment work, you have to set aside what you’re doing, put down the memo you were reading, disengage from your laptop, abandon your daydream, and focus on the person you’re with. Usually when you do that, the other person will feel the energy and respond in kind. Together, you quickly create a force field of exceptional power."

Your life isn't just the days in a season, so I'm going to change my wish today. I wish you human moments all your life. Not even just all year long, or while you're in this decade, but all your life. Life is too short to waste the times you share the same space with the people who matter to you especially when you don't share the same space with them that often as it is.

Don't waste it. They are fleeting. The times you miss them, they are gone forever.

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