The tenderness we feel is too often quelled by the anxiety produced from the other. We mustn’t navigate the world with such subtly and instead profess the sublimity of our nature in the confidence and grace of our footsteps. To accept the negotiation of the acceptance of an other with a smile, a nod, a hello, a handshake, a hug or a kiss on the cheek. This is the tender contract and it begins with human contact. To worry less about one’s self is to already accept the audience of the other without worry in our already clumsy but spectacular dance of life.