A l l her movements and facial expressions are, up to this point, expectable. They add to my understanding, and they fall well within culturally prescribed, easy-flowing body language. It is easy to imagine the pillow she strokes to be symbolic of her daughter and perhaps of longings toward me. I have followed and synchronized my small shifts of position and attitude with her rhythms, shifting gears smoothly from one phase to the next. For instance, I shift my position as she completes a shift with her body and thought. I am moved to tenderness and longing as I react to seeing her stroking the pillow. Her movements and rhythms are a part of her communication, as they parallel and amplify her speech content and rhythm.