The word to ‘converse’ has morphed to mean using words or talking.
But what it meant at inception was to “turn towards one another.”
First, it was designed to delve more deeply into a truth of some sort. To learn more, explore, care. It was also to find commonalities amongst people.
Yet even more importantly, it means we turn to one another with our full attention. With care, with sincere interest, even a “them-only” focus. To converse, then, is actually one of the greatest signs of respect we can provide someone.
Who will you “turn towards” today?