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The Pensive Catholic - Listening
Tags: listening, languages, Elijah, 1 Kings 19:11-13, Quaker, contemplation, meditation, Portuguese, God, Christian contemplation
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Posted by: Arthur Powers
Posted on: Jul 14 2014 At: 9:20 PM
  �Do you speak French?� my grand daughter asks. �Not really.� �Then how do you know they�re speaking French?� We�re sitting at a table at a small hotel in Costa Rica.  She had heard people conversing at the next table and asked me what language they were speaking.  I told her. I have to think.  �It�s like music,� I tell her.  �You listen to the sound � like listening to different composers and knowing which one wrote the piece.� She�s eleven, but she can distinguish Bach from Mozart, either from the Romantics.  She listens to the neighboring conversation.  �I hear it,� she says.  My mind goes back...
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