At the risk of rejection...or maybe not.
How on earth is it a rarity that we can be in such proximity to one another everyday and not even share a word?
Yes, while a head nod constitutes some level of acknowledgement and sometimes that's all that's needed or even wanted, I can't help but see the missing. I mean, I'm in Whole Foods pretty much eating elbow to elbow with a perfect stranger, elbows even touching at times and not even a hello.
And this shit is the sad norm. Then it's a mad dash the minute the last bite of food is in the gullet to get back to what? If your lucky something you love, but for most it's something you are constantly working to forget.
Now I know this sort of behavior has many variants, whether it be culture, place, nuture, hell..the time of day, etc...but that isn't in our nature. We are tribal. "Una Familia"
That person you are sitting next to, or staring at over your cup of coffee across the cafe may be that singular degree the universe is pushing you towards. Connecting you to your goals, your dreams, or the mate to your soul...if you believe in such a thing. Even better, you may be that degree for them.
Take in, give back, and be surprised.