Today's challenge to ask someone how they are and then really listen sounds very worthy, very suitable, very kind. I do have a problem with it though. Being asked "how are you?" might just about be OK, but demanding an answer long enough to really listen carefully to might be, to my alexithymic lot, about as welcome as asking them to sit on hot coals.
I could have done it at work but we really wouldn't have had time to talk and listen because, well, we were at work.
So I'm going to sort of cheat again. I'll ask the question of my nearest
and dearest but I won't expect anything in return. While I'm waiting
I'll be listening to what people think of the new Pope.
An interesting day.