Mending the Pace
Yes, I thoroughly relish the art of conversation. I relish it as I relish few other things, for to me it is the breath of life.
Volubility and glibness are a curse. A disease. Don't you think so? People who insist on talking fast are, often as not, trying to hustle you in some way. They are trying to "put one past you" -- for which, speed is of the essence. Well I break their machine every chance I get, for I wish to keep them honest. Both morally and intellectually.
Friends, let us augment this quiet philosophical space, this oasis, this eye of the hurricane. Let us do so both individually and in the metabolic core of our collective endeavor. If we shall grow this force, it shall make us strong and make our enemy weak.
He who has an ear to hear, let him hear.