“Have you never noticed that most conversations are simply monologues delivered in the presence of a witness?”Margaret Millar, the late American Canadian writer.

If I want monology, I will write a memoir or some fiction. If I want to listen, I ‘ll ask probing questions about the issues raised.

I won”t give an example in my own life. It’s too self directed, per some of the better literature I have read. It has taken me years and years to understand loving conversation particularly with those with whom I hold the closest bonds.

No one said it would be easy. It isn’t. It is only through God’s direction I ever learned and retained any of this. I still stumble.