Probing questions…

The probe is a delicate dance.  You cannot probe forcefully – it becomes an assault.  To coax  a response that transcends defenses, you must tread carefully.  Gingerly.  Respectfully. Lead  without alarm.

The art of proceeding gingerly is overshadowed by splashier and nosier displays,  temporarily shoving subtlety into the back seat.

A subtle questioning, however, will build a narrative.  The line of breadcrumbs is almost visible.  There is satisfaction in a clever dialogue of questions and answers.  We crave that insight.

We love well-written dialogue on screen and in written word.  The secrets revealed through subtle probing are the payoff.  The gentle dance that underscores the greater commotion is key to pulling the story together.

A fine thread.

 

via Daily Prompt:  Gingerly

photo “Conversation” by tzejen

Food…for thought?

Hungry by Adrian
Hungry? by Adrian

Oh comforter

Whose wise counsel feigned salve to life’s ills

How many days were you my panacea?

Your shadow cast long these many years

Still, emptiness remained

Aha! See there?

You are but food.

 

daily prompt:  panacea