I am not a good conversationalist. I like it when friendly strangers speak to me, but I always feel like I respond in an awkward manner.
My partner tells me that I look approachable unlike him. I think I am still shy like I was as a child.
I don’t have the gift of the gab and I admire that in others. Especially if what they talk about is informative and expands my horizons in some way. It is why I love to read.
My favourite writers make the best companions. I absolutely loved Anthony Bourdain’s travel show. He’s after all a writer. I just love the way he speaks. How I wish I had a mind as sharp as his, and yet he always seemed kind and humble and just so genuine. What a loss.