How to get to know somebody

It’s easy to get to know somebody – you just have to listen. Listen to what they tell you, because it is also what they tell themselves. Listen to their favourite playlist, because it says what they do not have the words for. Listen to their heartbeat; if it’s dancing, it’s either because they’re in love or they’re afraid; or both. Listen to their eyes, because they speak before their mouths do. Listen to their fingers, because they follow what’s most precious to them. Listen to the words they let fade away. Listen to when their voices are the smallest. Listen to what makes them choke up. Listen when their sentences jumble up and they make no sense at all. We just had to listen, but we don’t ever really care enough, do we?

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