it's weird. why is it so hard to just slow down. just stop. it feels like most people now have to be held down by their shoulders to stop them from jumping up and doing a chore or running an errand. what happened to company coming over and no fuss, no need to impress them. just sit and listen. really listen. maybe if we did that more often we would learn something. instead, it's just small talk. look around. do you like what you see?