Monday, January 08, 2007


In normal daily conversation, we don't often get the feeling that we're creating something new and real in the moments we share space, ideas, time. But Saturday I had a conversation with a person who was so smart--such a visionary--that I felt my own ability to understand was enhanced by being in the same space. Then today I ran across this quote from Martin Buber, which put the perfect words on my encounter over the weekend:
"In real conversation...what is essential does not
take place in each of the participants or in a neutral
world which includes the two and all other things; but
it takes place between them in the most precise sense,
as it were in a dimension which is accessible only to
them." Martin Buber, Between Man and Man


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