“Behind the mask of ice that people wear, there beats a heart of fire.” ― Paulo Coelho, Warrior of the Light

 

We pass many strangers in life, gliding through each other’s worlds as we walk on the street, exchanging nothing more than a glance or perhaps a smile. We go on our ways, unaware of each other’s dreams and desires, unthinking of how our separate lives might hold more in common than a single fraction of time.

Yet beneath our passing glances we are humans who share the same earth, the same collective family, the same deep hopes for great things not just in our lives, but in all lives of those we encounter. There is hope written in the face of each person we come across – all we have to do is realize this, and perhaps then our brief glances may become something more powerful.