In this dialogue, two people are practicing how to dialogue.
Socrates: I hear silence. I am teaching myself to stay calm. Will you do the same!?
Michael: Yes, I am practicing being present in the silence.
S: While you are here, can you listen to me, engage with me in dialogue?
M: It seems to me, that you are comfortable with silence, and love to engage in the student/teacher relationship. I like to follow when it is a good practice and led when it is the same.
S: Think? How do you learn?
M: I like to meditate and be present, mindful, listen and be a collaborator.
S: Can I trust you to do all you say and be a good dialoguer?
M: With more practice, I will help you teach yourself in this how to way, I call it the Socratic method.
S: Courage, don’t forget to be willing to risk it all with me or all you may trust.
M: With much more practice, I will create my opus: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Socratic_dialogue