The eyes have it....

Les yeux sont le miroir de l'ame.

"The eyes are the mirror of the soul." This I believe to be true. I've noticed a troubling trend these days, and that is the lack of eye contact in our society. I'm handed change at the local megastore, with a curt "thanks" addressed directly above my head, left to wonder what is so intriguing above me that the person cannot look me in the eyes.

Is the person painfully shy? I can live with this. However, I'm left wondering what they have to hide. Are they afraid I will be able to see them as a real person, with real emotions? Have we perpetrated a society of persons who are afraid to look directly at anything but a computer screen or cell phone display? Let's hope a reversal of this trend will occur, and soon.