So when I say a conversation is like a wood spoon in a deep pot of hot tomato soup, here are the similarities I see.
· Stir it slowly and the liquidity will mingle.
· There is always some stuck to the sides that won’t mix in.
· Stir too fast and you could get splashed and burnt.
· Stir by just moving the bottom of the spoon and you create undercurrents.
· Remove the spoon and the mix stagnates with more sticking to the sides. As an outsider, you can taste the soup, but you could get burned.
· Stop stirring and the soup stagnates. What is the use of the spoon? Some of the soup will get burnt.
· Turn the heat up too high and you could get splashed and burnt.
· Turn off the heat and the soup gets cold and distasteful.
· Stick your finger in where it doesn’t belong and you get a red, bloodlike finger.
· Break up the soup into smaller bowls and serve and you could start a conversation.
· Cooking, chopping and cutting vegetables and tomatoes with an interesting conversation can be the start of a deep pot of hot tomato soup.
· Stir slowly and the liquidity will mingle…