Say anything; different, funny, interesting, complimentary, dazzling, endearing, witty. Say anything, say something.
In conversations with familiars, we often fall into the predictable, though temporarily satisfying practice of “the account of days”, or TOADs (today’s onerous account (of the) day) as I like to think of them. The conversational parties launch into a catalog of events that have occurred since the last conversation. The more frequent the conversations, the more mundane the list, usually. This isn’t a bad thing, it is usually a pleasant exchange, and supports the familiarity of the relationship. But. There is more to be said. Literally and figuratively. Often, at the end of the account, the awkward silence ensues and the parties struggle for something more to say, some conversational sustenance. More often than not, the conversation is terminated, to be continued with more TOADs at some point in the future. This is where relationships, of whatever nature, can fall into a rut, can begin to lose their sparkle, can begin to fade.
I introduced the dilemma of lackluster conversations in “Just Sayin’”, and promised an occasional conversation sparking idea, some topic fodder, an extraordinary topic of conversation to either employ, or to perhaps insight some conversational imagination.
Need some inspiration? Here is a topic to consider:
Everyone has some weird, irrational fear. I know a young woman who is terrified of butterflies. Many people are fearful of clowns. I, personally, think monkeys, most primates, in fact, are vile, violent and fearsome. I am also, perhaps more rationally, afraid of being stuck in an elevator (true story). What odd, irrational fears do you have? Sports team mascots and Mickey Mouse and friends at Disneyland? Being shit on by large birds in flight?
Tailor the question as you see fit and have fun with it! If you want to respond to me, for fun, comment below! Enjoy!