There are some conversations that will stay with us forever. Certain things said to us by certain people are hard to forget, for all the right reasons. They happen at moments that are apt to change our lives; they shape our characters, and finetune our relationships.
It is at these split seconds that we experience true connection: we truly feel heard, or really understood, appreciated or respected. These vital snapshots of dialogue remind us of our humanity. It is, after all, only through communication, that we differentiate ourselves from the rest of the animal kingdom.
"I know that you believe you understand what you think I said, but I'm not sure you realise that what you heard is not what I meant."
Robert McCloskey (1914-2003, Award winning author and illustrator of children's books)