Marcos tells me lots of things I want to hear. And then sometimes, he tells me things I would rather not hear. One day, early in our relationship, he said: “You really have to meet my niece Helga. You would love her. She likes to talk almost as much as you do!”
Well, I do like to talk despite being introverted by nature. I like the give and take of conversation. I like to get to know people by the language they use, the word choices they make, the stories they tell, and the way in which they listen – or don’t. How like me, then, to enter a profession in which I have a captive audience week after week!