Sometimes it just rips right through your bones and skin and reaches out. It is like an extension of your heart that can grip things and pull them toward you. And then you can look square into someone's eyes and see beyond the color and the reflection. You see intention and concern and soul.
This is true connection. It is love and friendship and empathy. And the real trick, for me, is tucking those things back in when it is time to do something else. Ungrip. Unlook. Unsee.