Two summers ago, Jack showed us the view he had in his office, overlooking the robotics lab at CMU. Despite having taken the shortcut through it to classrooms in NSH, I was curious. There was a small space between all the desks that allowed a single viewer to peer through the robotics labâ€”the one with robots ready for Mars, the rovers…all incredible stuff.
I took the first look, tip-toeing to take in everything. After a moment, Chris softly patted my right side. A pat not like one for a child, but rather a gesture that recalled the soft calming touch of a young bunny.
I willingly, silently stepped aside to let him see and he tip-toed to look.
Later, Jack mentioned that moment to meâ€”you were moving in unison. To the outsider, it was as if there was no signal at all. As if you could reach other minds.