"And then there's flirting, another of life's great pleasures, in which what's exchanged might be considered information and negotiation, but of the most fizzy kind, each utterance an intoxication in itself as well as a step along the path. Which is to say that talk can be play rather than work, or it can do subtle work that is not, as Katya Lysander pointed out, about information in any practical sense." - Rebecca Solnit, "Preaching to the Choir" in Call Them By Their True Names, 79.