Consider the classy Caucasian woman. Dressed in her expensive suit and glittering in diamonds and pearls, she is careful not to dirty her hands while standing in line at the sandwich shop. A Hispanic man walks in and stands behind her. This man is dirty and sweaty from working at a construction site all day. He just moved to the United States and knows little English. These two human beings might never communicate or cross paths for their entire lives, having very different social groups, topics of conversation and families. But here they are, within inches of each other, ordering sandwiches. They glance at one another, both passing judgments.
She is watching her figure, so she decides to eat only half of a sandwich today, which the employee creates by cutting the bread in half. The man cannot afford more, so he too orders half of a sandwich for his lunch. The obvious move ensues; the employee at the shop takes the other half of the woman’s bread to make the man’s sandwich. What an ironic situation where two very different people are sharing and breaking bread together from the same loaf; whether they are aware of it or not. And so the connections continue, more than we will ever know. Each person, regardless of their socioeconomic status, race or gender is connected with one another in a way that goes deeper than any label, right down to the core of being a part of the human race.