The art of conversation

Is the art of conversation becoming lost?

I’m not talking about that tricky talent of communication.  This isn’t one of those discussions to help us communicate more effectively.  I’m still trying to learn that myself.

No, I’m referring to conversation.  Small talk, big talk, just talk in general.  Let’s put aside the common liability of modern technology.  I think most of us can agree we are all doing a pretty decent job of killing the English language one text and Facebook status at a time.  Or maybe it’s our competitive mindset that we have to win everything.  Even a simple conversation.   Whatever it is, real and true conversations are beginning to be hard to come by.

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A Conversation about M&M’s

My oldest niece has the monogram MM. Of course with that built-in born-awesomeness she has adopted M&M candy as her unofficial mascot. So yes, this is a real conversation.  And no, it isn’t weird.
“I like the brown M&M,” she said. “Because she’s smart and sexy.”
“And mean,” I replied.
She raised an eyebrow at me.
I explained the new M&M commercial.

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