Behind Those Eyes

How often do you really look into someone’s eyes? When you do, what do you see? Do you see all the pain, the fear, the lonesomeness? Do you see worry brought upon by some troubled ghosts of the past? Do you see a yearning, a yearning for comfort and love and acceptance?

It is amazing, really, at how much you can learn about a person when you allow your eyes to listen. Yes, your eyes. With each and every look, someone is telling an amazing story, and once you take the time to observe the story unfold, you can see the beauty behind what his or her eyes are trying so desperately to convey.

Ralph Waldo Emerson once said, “Society is a masked ball, where everyone hides his real character and then reveals it by hiding.” We live in a world that embraces the idea of the facade, but it is an idea that no one is too successful in accomplishing.

Sometimes we speak and we try to hide behind our words. Sometimes we laugh or smile or even cry, and we try to let our facial expressions do the talking. But the eyes. The eyes work to expose the depths of our souls, because they know that is the only way to truly see someone.

We’re all searching for someone to help us break down our walls. We all yearn to find people who will look past the facades and search to see the real person that lies beneath. And those people are around us. They exist. Maybe we’re just not letting ourselves see them.

“There’s something I can’t see. There’s something different in the way you smile. Behind those eyes, you lie…”

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