As I mentioned above, our assignment for today (and apparently those for days to come) is different. (as in head scratchingly, perplexingly abstract-er) The word for today was "nunchi":
The subtle, often unnoticed art of listening and gauging another's mood.
Say what? Yes, this is a Korean word, and a rather complex idea. How the heck does one draw nunchi?
I tossed this around for a couple of hours, but I kept coming back to the same thoughts on this term: this is something that occurs frequently in abusive relationships. In order to survive abuse, a victim learns to quietly, surreptitiously, gauge her/his abuser's mood. So, this one is somewhat dark for me, although I do recognize that this could also be used to describe "active listening" activities.
So, if you want quiet, gentility -- send your eyes back up to the picture of contentment.