An acquaintance said something to me today that is still rattles around in my head. He was quoting someone or other – – – I wish I could remember who.
This is what he said.
“Not just any talk is conversation; not any talk raises consciousness. Good conversation has an edge: it opens your eyes to something, quickens your ears. And good conversation reverberates: it keeps on talking in your mind later in the day; the next day, you find yourself still conversing with what was said. That reverberation afterward is the very raising of consciousness; your mind’s been moved. You are at another level with your reflections.”
That is what I like about Bogdan. His statements keep talking to me for days on end. He builds pictures in my mind; pictures of Russia, The Straights of Darien, Tzars and other such things.
At other times I enjoy tweeking the nose of politicians; which someday is sure to get me in trouble.
So today I will simply hope that someone engages you in great conversation; or, better yet, that you engage someone in great conversation. Tell them something of interest.
Attempt to avoid the small talk; unless you are a salesman.