It startles your ear

A central question to ask of conversation is “What’s important here?” I got to this question from reading something from Mitchell Feigenbaum who observed that what we pick out when remembering past civilizations is not their great wealth nor their power. Rather, we look to their art. Art asks What advances us as a species? What lifts us up? That is, What lasts, What is important? To answer the What’s important question for conversation with “how well we communicate,” is to miss the mark. Such an answer issues forth words when you ought to be still. Conversation is wondrous stuff. It carries immensity in small packages.

It startles
Finding big stuff
In your ear

:- Doug.

Published in: Conversations | on November 11th, 2023 | No Comments »

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