Consider attention as an agreement. A pact between the perceived and the observer. A thing, landscape, situation or person catching the gaze and presence of another.
—- Hello, here, look! Look at me!
—- Oh, hi, I haven’t seen you before. Have you been here for a long time?
—- Not really. Just long enough for you to notice me.
—- Wow. What are the odds?
Consider attention as an agreement which neither of the two parties have been aware of until the moment it is executed. Somewhere unknown is a hand that had willed for these bodies to be at the exact place and moment to meet. The only signature needed is the memory imprint, knowledge that each one exists and there is a shared memory.
(Photo by ZMD Recidoro)