I mentioned the title of my book to an old friend who is in his 60s last night. He said, "Oh. Small Talk. Help for conversations at cocktail parties?" He wasn't kidding. I then told him the subtitle--Learning from my Children about What Matters Most, and I think he got the idea. Yes, the talk in this book often comes from people who are small, quite literally. But the title also holds irony because the talk itself is anything but chit chat. One of the best things that comes from adults taking children's comments and questions seriously is the sincerity and delight they bring to their conversations.
This blog has been inundated with Small Talk related posts of late, and starting next week I will be returning to my more typical blend of posts about faith, family, disability and culture. Meanwhile, some book news:
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