How will you go about finding that thing the nature of which is totally unknown to you?*
Most endangered [conversation]: the kind in which you listen intently to another person and expect that he or she is listening to you; where a discussion can go off on an tangent and circle back; where something unexpected can be discovered about a person or an idea.**
I love the conversations in which someone see something new. The only thing better is when there are surprises for everyone.
The world deserves risky and adventurous conversations.
(*Meno, quoted in Rebecca Solnit’s A Field Guide to Getting Lost.)
(**From Sherry Turkle’s Reclaiming Conversation.)