Empathy has been described as the process of understanding a person’s subjective experience by vicariously sharing that experience while maintaining an observant stance. It is the ability to recognize others feelings, the causes of these feelings, and to be able to participate in the emotional experience of an individual. In the context of language and communication, empathy is not the result of a previous experience, but rather is the moment when non-verbal contact between people is occurring.

Clouds by Lola Storey