In my most impatient moments, I want to mutter “Shut the fuck up. We don’t interrupt actors on stage. Let it flow. Trust the storyteller.”
But that’s just the angry controller in me. Just because I prefer a sense of contemplative study to a sense of relentless query, doesn’t mean everyone must.
But, really, no one cares about your father.
Art: Apollo the Python-Slayer. c. 350 BC. Part of a set. Attributed to Praxiteles. (Greek, c. 400BC-c. 330BC). Greece, Athens, mid fourth century BC. Bronze, copper and stone inlay. The Cleveland Museum of Art Open Access Collection.