1. Conversation is the natural way we humans think together. (pp. 46-47)The third quotation has the man at the far bottom left on my book cover, though only the tip of his head shows up in this wide picture. The fourth illustration is from the center of this picture (and in the center of the front cover). It shows the man holding the baby and talking to a woman.
2. We can't be creative if we refuse to be confused. (pp. 48-49)
3. It's not differences that divide us. It's our judgments about each other that do. (pp. 50-51)The woman on the page with the fifth quote is not on the cover of my book, but in the illustration above, she's standing alone near the three people on the bottom right. It looks like she is holding two or three books. The guy wearing all blue (in the middle, above and on the book) is my favorite, simply because he's standing there reading a book. The mother and child illustration for the sixth quote is to the left of the blue man reading his book.
4. There is no power for change greater than a community discovering what it cares about. (pp. 52-53)
5. Am I becoming someone I respect? (p. 54)Is this one way to "pause and reflect"? Maybe my little exercise in matching the gray-toned people inside the book with their colorful personas on the cover is a reminder of what we learned in Part One:
6. Reality doesn't change itself. We need to act. (p. 55)
- "What do you see?" (p. 7)
- "We try to stay curious about each other." (p. 33)
- "Listen well." (p. 7)
- "And, as we slow down the conversation to a pace that encourages thinking, we become wise and courageous actors in our world" (p. 13)
- "I have witnessed the astonishing power of good listening." (p. 12)
- "We can change the world if we start listening to one another again." (p. 15)