Monday, April 19, 2010
Having Someone Listen
I had a phone appointment with a client today. He spoke for about forty minutes after I said hello. He wasn't repeating himself or getting lost in a rant. He wanted to reflect on how his week had been going.
After getting off the phone with him I thought about how good it feels to have someone listen to you and listen for a good length of time. Something freeing about the other person being a sound board and knowing she doesn't expect you to reciprocate, like in a give-and-take we expect from family members or friends.