Sometimes I wonder if you know what you’re doing when you look at me, catch my eyes, when sharing a laugh. I sometimes look away, but my gaze is inexorably drawn back to yours.
Mostly I think, No. Why would you want to reinforce a sense of closeness, intimacy, attachment? I assume it’s just a natural, unintentional behavior, just as this… pleasure-pain sensation? in my heart is natural response to the perceived potential connection.
But what if you know? What could be your aim in stirring up feelings that can go nowhere? Manipulation? It seems irrelevant to our situation. What possible motive could you have?
Perhaps the same as I have?