The art of conversation Some think we have lost the art of conversation. But maybe we never had it. Pastoral care Steve Midgley photo: iStock The writer Ed Welch thinks many conversations are, in reality, nothing more than alternating monologues. subscribe now Join today to gain access to the rest of this article and many others. more info login If you are already a subscriber, log in to continue. log in access code If you have an access code, enter it here: Go free trial Get free access for 14 days: Sign up Click here to find out how we take care of your personal data.