Monday, December 30, 2013

Cut the Wire

Cut the Wire - Jina Wallwork
She can see every twist in the conversation. She is the invisible peacekeeper whose gifts are underestimated. She can envisage each fight before it is allowed to form. Some conversations touch the pain of others and critical words can lead to ruptures. Each word becomes explosive and dangerous, but each has been fully observed by her penetrating gaze. An argument can be diffused before it occurs. She is the bomb disposal expert who cuts the wire before flames are allowed to fill the air. She has steered the conversation without any use of aggression; she has skillfully changed the tone and content. There will be no arguments today, because a conflict will not solve these difficulties. Heated voices will increase the size of the problem and push the solution further out of reach. She has chosen peace for today, because tomorrow may introduce a resolution.