Do You See What I See?

You are so much more than your form or your story. You are a Spirit being in a human body that is immeasurably worthy, infinitely beautiful, incredibly priceless. What if when we look at each other we can do so without judgement, understanding we are all on different journeys? What if we could help each other move forward in our journeys by loving unconditionally?

This project is directly inspired by my son, Cory Roussel, who passed away October 26, 2014 at the age of 27. His legacy of love and compassion is being carried on through Cory’s Dream: Be the Change, where we hope to inspire others to be love, be compassion, be authentic, be present. For this project, I engaged each participant in a conversation, then asked them to eye gaze with me for two minutes without talking. Then I took their picture when they were OPEN and created a photography exhibition.

With the understanding that the eyes are a window to the soul, my experiences and theirs were quite profound. So, I share here what happened, in the hopes you too will be inspired to look and to see the wondrous beings surrounding us.


 Do You See What I See? Video

Here is a video of creative ways to show love and compassion as practiced by Cory Roussel:

Reverse Panhandling– Throwing money in people’s cars

Quote Posters/Cards– Flying an inspirational sign just to be kind

Free Compliments– Distributing compliments via a tear-off flyer

Free Answers– Engaging people by answering questions

Denise Roussel’s Art