I like real language.
Not small talk. I can't really do an evening of talking about the weather, traffic, hair styles - or worst - sports or politics.
(This is perhaps because I am apolitical. It's just not in my genetic makeup. I often handed Robb my ballot; it mattered to him. So unless I had a strong opinion, I gave him my vote.)
I like real conversation.
It doesn't have to be audible; today's technology allows for real deal conversation without saying a word out loud. Text messaging does not have to be impersonal; it can be as fluid as a coffee date.
I like when people truly speak to one another.
When they abandon platitudes,
set aside the safe, insulating cushions of small talk,
when people are brave enough to talk
about the things we don't talk about,
the real topics of life.
I like when people really think. Together.
I like words that bring meaning,
gird with affirmation,
reason and listen,
teach real love, real life.
And there's much merit to the conversation
that doesn't exist at all,
the beauty of silence.
There's a lot to hear between the words.