The Impactful Conversation That Had No Words

I was on the train the other day. It was crowded and lacked empty seats.

But you found one directly opposite from me.  Opposites; why yes, we certainly were that.

Me with my blonde hair, blue eyes, and pale skin.  You with a hijab covering your hair, dark brown eyes and brown skin.

At exactly the same time we noticed a young boy, maybe 7 or 8 years old who came zooming by both of us, headed towards the door to the next car.  We both looked back to see if there was a parent in sight.

We looked at each other, both with eyebrows slightly raised as if to say, “I wonder where this child’s parent is because I don’t see anyone racing after him.”

A man walked towards the boy; we looked at each other and gave a sigh of relief as if to say, “Oh good, the child is with his father (or guardian) and not alone”.

The boy walked towards another train door waving his hand in circular motions; perhaps playing a solitary game of sorts.  You and I smiled at each other, acknowledging this little boy’s playful spirit.

We both saw the man and the little boy get off at the next stop.  Again we smiled at each other, knowing the little one was safe and had merely provided us with bearing witness to his curiosity for trains.

My stop was next.  I got up, and noticed you were looking down at the floor.  As I was just about to head towards the door, your eyes met mine and told me the same as mine were telling you:  What a lovely conversation we had.  Smiling at each other, we thanked one another for the shared moment without uttering a single word.  None are needed when you speak the language of humanity.

  32 comments for “The Impactful Conversation That Had No Words

  1. March 12, 2017 at 12:45 pm

    Lovely post Cher, well said 🙂

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    • March 12, 2017 at 12:46 pm

      Hi Jules! It is so nice to see you! Ah, thanks so much! It was a lovely moment on the train! Cher xo


  2. March 12, 2017 at 1:01 pm

    All mothers possess the same protective instincts, it’s a universal language. Love when those silent exchanges happen. Nice post.

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    • March 12, 2017 at 1:04 pm

      Why thank you, Julie! Although I am not a mother in the biological sense, I feel I have the same nurturing instincts and truly want to protect the little ones! It is nice when that happens, isn’t it? Cher xo

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      • March 12, 2017 at 1:10 pm

        I almost changed “All mothers” to “All women,” wish I had.

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      • March 12, 2017 at 1:12 pm

        Oh that’s quite alright, Julie! I do feel like a mother and that makes me delighted! ❤

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  3. March 12, 2017 at 1:06 pm

    So touching!

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  4. March 12, 2017 at 1:18 pm

    Lovely! ❤

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  5. March 12, 2017 at 1:32 pm

    What a sweet post, Cher!! And I agree, we all speak a common language.

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    • March 12, 2017 at 1:41 pm

      Thank you, John! Yes, it is our human connection that does show us that we do speak a common language!! Cher xo

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  6. March 12, 2017 at 2:54 pm

    Cher, this was touching. No matter how we appear on the outside, we feel the same on the inside. What a lovely conversation you truly had!

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    • March 12, 2017 at 4:21 pm

      Ah, thank you so much, dear Erika! I truly feel the same way! It was a lovely conversation indeed! Cher xo

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      • March 13, 2017 at 3:06 am

        Thank you so much for sharing this valuable happening, Cher 💖

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      • March 13, 2017 at 7:08 am

        Bless you, Erika! Thank you so much! It was a wonderful experience that I felt people might like to hear about it! Cher xo

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      • March 13, 2017 at 9:25 am

        There are so many sad things shared every day. So, this is so necessary. Thank you, again!

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      • March 13, 2017 at 9:26 am

        Ah, that is so thoughtful of you to say, dear Erika! Yes, we have so much negativity in the world that is brought to our attention. Sometimes we forget about all of the good as well. 🙂 🙂 xo

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      • March 13, 2017 at 9:40 am

        Exactly! And in order to not let it happen, we have you 😁

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      • March 13, 2017 at 9:50 am

        Why thank you, Erika! So sweet of you! Right back at YOU! cher xo

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      • March 13, 2017 at 9:54 am

        Thank you, dear 💖💖

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      • March 13, 2017 at 9:54 am

        ❤ ❤


  7. March 12, 2017 at 11:07 pm

    What a lovely post, Cher 🙂
    Humanity speak the same language all over.

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    • March 13, 2017 at 7:07 am

      Ah, bless. Thank you so much, Irene! That’s for sure, isn’t it? We all must remember the human qualities above anything else! Cher xo

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  8. March 13, 2017 at 7:38 am

    Wow! That was great! What a nice read. I love conversations like that with strangers. Thanks for sharing it with us.

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    • March 13, 2017 at 7:41 am

      Why thank you so much, Phil! Oh yes, me too! When it happens, it just seems extra-special somehow, doesn’t it? Cher xo

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  9. March 14, 2017 at 12:57 am

    I really enjoyed this post, it says a lot 🙂 Thanks.

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    • March 14, 2017 at 7:16 am

      Why thank you so much, Debbie! I really appreciate it! As well, a huge WELCOME to The Chicago Files!! Cherxo

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  10. March 25, 2017 at 12:45 pm

    A quiet and lovely post. Well done.

    Liked by 1 person

    • March 25, 2017 at 12:57 pm

      Why thank you so kindly, Emily! Muchly appreciated! Cher xo


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