Hello Rx4Peace - Tree-Friend
Thank you for joining our Group.
Now I see you have the beautiful Frangipani flowers here on your page - would they be on a Tree or a bush? I saw them in Hawaii when I was there. So beautiful!
"She would not say of anyone in the world now that they were this or were that. She felt very young; at the same time unspeakably aged. She sliced like a knife through everything; at the same time was otuside, looking on. She had a perpetual sense, as she watched taxi cabs, of being out, out , far out to sea and alone; she always had the feeling that it was very, very, dangerous to live even one day." Mrs Dalloway
PS: The question of missed conversation implies that a discriminating value has been assigned to a particular voice, that one that no longer speaks.
And what discriminating value has been assigned and why? Which is the voice that no longer speaks? The one that was willing to listen to others who liked the sound of their own voice, or those who liked the sound of their own voice to the point where the listeners stopped listening?
Oh, I get it now. I was slow on the intake. I suppose missed conversations are sad, but how do we know we have not had all the conversations that are meant to be had? Maybe, it is natural to move on when everyone in their own way has said what he/she needs to say? How do we know when we have said what we need to say? I don't know...not because I enjoy silence...maybe there just reaches a time when the conversations have to be between different voices?
Hi RX, I would say the following: The Human Condition (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1958). That is the only one I am really familiar with, and it does seem to be quoted the most and to have had major influence.