James Radcliffe on conversation:
At its best the act of conversation can be many things; connection, communion, truth-finding, enlightenment, inspiration, a healing… I do not overstate when I say that I have participated in conversations that have bordered on spiritual awakenings. […]
The thing that I love about a great conversation is the same thing that I love about being part of a great gig, about making love, or participating in the creative process. All these things are capable of rendering up jewels of light. This is the truly good stuff; this is what makes life worth living; this is what balances the chaotic fury of flying blind thru the ever-storm of a darkening experience.
I’ve thought something of the sort recently. How my very favorite thing in the world might just be conversation, and how seldom we might consider this a possible answer.