Room fills up
Into one another
With sheepish smiles
There are a few outliers
But mostly people gather
We drift and clump
Like iron filings
Loving other people
From the time we leave the womb
We can’t help it
That’s what magnets do
It occurred to me tonight as I sat in amongst all the laughter and chat that that is our Tuesday night writers group – that I thoroughly enjoyed everyone’s company.
All completely different – yet each charming and indispensable to the group.
Why do we like people so much? I used to find big group situations draining but that is only because I was fretting about how I fit in.
These days that doesn’t bother me because I do my own thing
And I come away from people recharged and with sore cheeks from laughing
But why do we like them so much and gravitate toward other people
Why do we begin to fill odd paranoid and disconnected if we go too long without other connections?
Is it the old lizard brain survival safety in numbers herd thing?
But mostly I think it is because our hearts are literally magnetic
We are attracted to other people because their magnets (usually) call to our own
And why do some people just not connect and can’t stand to be around each other?
Literally polar opposites
Anyway that’s my musings for the night.
I am no scientist but I do know the heart is a magnet
We have iron in our bodies
And when drawn to someone overwhelmingly
It cannot be denied
The pull is real
The header picture is from pixabay – It depicts salt harvesting in Vietnam