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It’s a complete gift — to listen to someone. Anyone — everyone needs to be listened to.

I find myself listening a lot more these days. My brain has slowed some, perhaps, I find I’m not forming a response halfway through the story as I used to do when I was younger. I’m waiting for the punchline — hearing the intonations — leaning into the nuances — listening.