Now is not when we should lower our heads, says Sharon. That conveys a sense of real alienation and isolation. Let's keep 'em high.
"If ever there's a time for reaching out, it's now. Making eye contact could make a difference.
"Sure, let’s keep a metre between each other but we can close that gap with our eyes and with a smile. It's a free, fun way of staying connected during coronavirus."
Actress Julia Roberts had the same idea, sharing with her Instagram followers on February 15 some words from US online minister Lynn Ungar.
"Sing. Pray. Touch only those to whom you commit your life. Centre down," Ungar wrote. "And when your body has become still, reach out with your heart. Know that we are connected in ways that are terrifying and beautiful.
"Know that our lives are in each other's hands. Do not reach out your hands. Reach our your heart. Reach out your words. Reach out all the tendrils of compassion that move invisibly, where we cannot touch."
This is not forever. We'll eventually be hugging again, clasping the beloved new baby that is your best friend's first grandchild, running an admiring hand over a friend in her signature worn leather jacket. Touching will come back at some point. For now, let's close that gap, urges Sharon: "Coronavirus or not, we're all in this together."