Ever start talking to someone and they are just really bringing it home with small talk and you want to stab yourself in the face? - I admit I've often thought "why are you doing this to me? We don't have to talk, we could just... not talk." I'm kinda a jerk.
Recently I've been thinking about how selfish that is, because i bet most of the time that person (sometimes it's us) is just trying to connect in someway, and being a eloquent human that knows how to connect flawlessly in every situation is hard.
In the face of hard days and sometimes hard lives maybe we can see that moment someone isn't peeking our interest, yet they are still making the effort to connect as a compliment, rather than an annoyance, and instead of jumping ship and wriggling away we can do the work it takes to return that painfully awkward connection. ; ) Some people just need a little more time before their awesome side shows up. #lightandshadow #yourstorymatters #awkwardturtle 📷@alliemtaylor