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Art of Conversation (reblog)

Art of Conversation 3-2-1 Quote Challenge

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Conversation. What is it? A Mystery! It’s the art of never seeming bored, of touching everything with interest, of pleasing with trifles, of being fascinating with nothing at all.

Guy de Maupassant, France, short-story author

I’m always saying “Glad to’ve met you” to someone I’m not at all glad I met. If you want to stay alive, you have to say that stuff, though.

Holden Caufield, Catcher in the Rye

I should talk, but i’d rather not, for fear the chance i say something disagreeable and end dear friendships. Yes, i oft agree, conversations cannot be feared, as J.D Salinger trusted not his voice or modern translation amiss, Shakespeare becomes too rough for our time. Rather, conversations are art, when quaint and cheery, let us say… Bilbo Baggins, as he takes a puff on his pipe and embarks on a trek across lands. So, should you ask, inquire of me, i should like to talk… if given half a chance. Jeanne

You are cordially invited to participate. If you do, tag Aguycalledbloke. Thank you.

And Happy Independence Day to all Americans… let no monarchy thought, trap you into believing fairy-tale dreams come true. America is not Disney World as many are led to believe.

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last word

Church is poetry. Poetry is life. A life well lived.

Little Sister Falls
Richard Lieber State Park ‘Upper Falls’
Silent answer proves uneasy
to the one who cannot think
exactly what appears.
it takes heart to understand,
than to project your feelings
on innocence.

how about being the last
to speak your mind?
i am done with this conversation,
let us move on.
you can have the final move.
checkmate for consideration.

or perhaps one speaks
with an intention to rule over another who willingly allows,
the submission of the meek
a noble cause,
unless the equity is unjust.

Proverbs 18:2 Fools find no pleasure in understanding
but delight in airing their own opinions.

Proverbs 14:23 All hard work brings a profit,
but mere talk leads only to poverty.

Proverbs 31:9 Speak up and judge fairly;
defend the rights of the poor and needy.