To Hear is Not to Listen
Forty years of marriage, taught me to listen.
Listen a hundred times. Ponder a thousand times. Speak once. — proverb
There was a quiver on her lips as I discussed the theater piece we had just watched. I turned to my ever-patient partner of four decades and noticed her lips had no such quiver. I tried to stay focused on the point I was trying to make, but I knew what was happening. The person I…