To encourage the connections, to flit and spark from one impulse to the next. Then finally settle on the stone that suits.
If I speak in haste, joining their dots, I've stunted the natural progression, the unfurling of their weaving.
Being present in conversation is not predicting what another shall voice. Be patient when the torrents don't come.
To really listen is to be wholly fixed on another's words. Hearing and absorbing; allowing yourself the space and freedom to mull and then respond.