A Blue Streak

As an introvert, I’m always impressed by people who talk a lot. How do they do it? How do they think of all they have to say? Or is it thought as much as action? They open their mouths and out come words that somehow coalesce into sentences. I appreciate the cover that talkers provide. Not expecting anything more than a few agreeable nods, they’re happy to talk a blue streak, freeing us introverts to zone out. However, there is a small subset of talkers who somehow manage to pay attention, to actually listen. They’re the tricky ones. They’re the ones you have to look out for. (“Conversation” by Berthe Morisot, 1891)