You sat quietly for 30 minutes a few tables away, while I cried my heart out, and I knew that I was seen and cared for. You didn't say anything, or pat me on the back. You just sat quietly, listening with stillness and compassion.
“The guy who was sitting next to you took care of it already.” We were two friends from middle school who had found each other together again in a new chapter in life. You were in town for the Cubs game. I was telling my friend about an amazing presentation I had seen in which presenters discussed how our brain influences our decisions. One of the examples used by the presenter was “the dress that broke the internet.” Amazingly, my friend had no idea what I was talking a