|After You Say Hello, Then What?
The phone rang on a pleasant Sunday afternoon. "Hello." "Hi. Dad," the rather distant. forlorn voice said. "Hi, son. How are things going?" "I'm homesick," came the reply, "and very lonely." "Lonely, in the midst of all those teens up there at camp? Haven't you made any new friends yet?" "No, it's hard to start up a conversation with people I don't know." This young man (or it could have been a young lady) was experiencing something we all face sometime in our life - difficulty in developing the fine art of conversation. Conversation is like dancing: It involves a partner who leads, and one who follows.
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