As usual, Susmita’s work brings me back into the world and asks me to question things I take for granted. How do we greet others? Why do some get a preference – is it familiarity? Ease? Love? Something else?
I have to ask myself: do I really give my favorite people my best smile, or do I save those for the surprise visitors instead, the unexpected meeting, the person I want to impress?
And then…do we respond to the way we are treated, really? When I am welcomed with a bright smile, do I truly brighten? Does that mean the brightness has always been within me, ready just to be acknowledged?