We spend so much time saying things, words padding up our days, some of it as a reply to endless queries, some to make us reflect the image we wish to portray, some to deflect from what we actually feel.
We speak so much and say so little. Words are a tool to communicate but they can often be a maze, hindering comprehension. That’s where our nonverbal gestures and expressions step in to help us decipher and make sense of what is being said.
If you really, truly want to know someone’s story, then perhaps there are just 2 things to be asked: who are the people you have loved and whom have you lost? Within their story lies our story, of our choices, our preferences, our struggles, our real nature…for who knows you better than the people who love you and whose loss has left you broken.