acebauer (acebauer) wrote,
acebauer
acebauer

Conversations are like music

- Doesn't it bother you?

- What?

- To have that same conversation with her every day.

- Not really.

- You've said it before. You know what her response will be. Yet you go through it again.

- Like a fugue.

- What's a fugue?

- A form or music where you have a line of music repeated, over and over, overlapping, intertwining, going forward and back, in different ways.

- And this conversation, that you repeat. . .

- Uses slightly different words. Or happens in a different order. Or is exactly the same.

- Isn't it boring?

- It's a way to connect. A way to say, "Look. We're thinking the same thing at this very moment." It reaffirms our relationship. It sometimes reveals something new. Mostly it's comfortable and comforting.

- But people who repeat themselves are bores.

- Only if the other person isn't interested in what they're saying.

- But there's nothing new!

- Sometimes there is.

- And when there isn't?

- We're engaging in a refrain to a song we both enjoy.
Tags: music, real life
Subscribe

  • Here on Earth

    Not too far from us is a pizza parlor that makes fabulous New Haven style pizza—thin crust, fresh ingredients, excellent sauce, cooked to…

  • In the ad-copy-not-to-use dept.

    The headline: "She'll create ski lodge envy." The copy: "After a day on the slopes, she's ready for that first steaming sip of Irish coffee. What…

  • E.L. Konigsburg RIP

    It's with great sadness that I learned that E.L. Konigsburg has died. She was one of my heroes. I wrote about her on Write Up Our Alley a few…

  • Post a new comment

    Error

    Anonymous comments are disabled in this journal

    default userpic

    Your reply will be screened

    Your IP address will be recorded 

  • 0 comments