“Stranger, if you passing meet me and desire to speak to me, why should you not speak to me?
And why should I not speak to you?”
― Walt Whitman
I love meeting learning and learning about new people. Some of the most memorable conversations I have had have been with strangers. Yet, I find myself more and more with the thoughts in my own head. When working on a piece of art or writing and the little notification goes off on FaceBook I tend to growl and then reluctantly answer. On some level any communication that comes my way is meant to either as lesson, goad or spur. Who knows what opportunities for growth there may be in one simple conversation? Even when I answer a call from someone I may find less pleasant to interact with, I realize I may gain insight into myself (if only what in them is striking sparks off me.). Every interaction whether with a loved one, a stranger or ourselves is an opportunity. This is what I tell myself when the telephone interrupts my train of thought, anyway.
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