This is inspired by a Ted talk I watched recently. I feel like I should say more, but I have nothing else to say. So here goes.
The world is a library,
And those who inhabit it,
Each one of us has a story,
Who we are, where we come from,
Or maybe the way we look.
Then every conversation is a reading,
An insight into another world.
Unique in every way,
Never fitting into a single mould.
We’re all curious melanges of emotions –
Giggling, sobbing, shouting, sometimes silent.
A tale of love whispered to a friend,
A secret anecdote of when one got violent.
Or perhaps harmless gossip,
An opinion, an idea, a rant.
Maybe a quest for good advice,
Or a smile, accompanied by a compliment?
Just so long as we invest that time,
Talk to someone, build connections.
Have long heart-to-hearts,
After all, we’re unabridged versions.
Don’t rely on the chat box,
A digital emoticon fails to convey.
It is the act of sitting down over a cup of coffee,
Or hug that goes a long way.