(at family dinners I played the role of Very Nice Houseplant)
On paper, the difference between speaking with someone versus speaking to someone is quite superficial. Insignificant, perhaps. “Why even bother analyzing this?” you might ask. In terms of semantics, however, the difference between those two is as significant as crossing a pond versus navigating an ocean.
in the Pacific
*Published in Issue 1.5 of Human/Kind Journal