Philip Yancey on social re-entry

“After a week of intense writing, I feel a need for “social re-entry”: on Friday I go out to dinner with my wife and another couple and find that I have lost the skills of knowing how to slide in and out of conversation.  Every time I open my mouth I seem to be interrupting.  I sit mute, dazed, staring at all the people who know what to do and say in this strange world out here—a world where people speak on their own without my having to write their dialogue.  (Usually by Sunday I have recovered, just in time to return to my artificial reality.)”
Philip Yancey


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