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NOTE:  2020 03 05  09H38 EST  How about you? - 

How about you?


The written word is exceptional

At portraying and conveying

Many things, many thoughts

And musings, sometimes our

Experiences, also our creativity,

As well as our imaginations.

All those levels are limitless.


But for conversations, I struggle.

The missing tone of voice,

Facial expressions,

Body language,

And a person's eyes

Are sorely lacking cues for me,

Which creates a lot of uncertainty.

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Lawrence Beck The PoetBay support member heart!
I agree. Communication is so much richer and unambiguous (what a crappy expression; isn't there a positive way of saying this?) when words are accompanied by the things you have listed.

Oh, yes. Also, I'm much better, verbally, when I've had time to sit and, let us say, write a letter or an email, than when I have to respond or be logical in face-to-face conversation. I'm a horrible debater if I don't have time to think. (Of course, minutes after the conversation is over, I think of what I should have said: l'esprit de l'escalier!)

Not exactly the problem you described, but yes, sometimes inflectional and gesticular subtleties elude me.