What Makes Human Connection Authentic?

Matriarchal Dance, mixed media monotype, 24" x 18"
Matriarchal Dance, mixed media monotype, 24" x 18"

Human connection is an energy exchange between people who are paying attention to one another.

How do we transmit or exchange that energy? Is it through the words we speak? Do our gestures, physical contact such as a hug, handshake or eye contact play a part in the exchange of energy? What about music or sharing memories? Is it all of the above?