Ana and her mother, Nina, like to talk when placed near books.
"Ana, you know, George Kennan was a fair observer of what happened when the Soviets came, but he didn't draw the correct conclusions."
"Why are you thinking about George Kennan, mom?"
"Because he's sitting right behind us. Or, his book is right behind us. And being on the bookshelf always gives me something to talk about."
The skeptical Micah quickly interrupted their conversation to point out that "dolls can't talk".
"Well, then, how did they just have that conversation, Micah?"
"I don't know. I didn't hear it."
"You didn't? Are you sure?"
"I didn't hear it with my ears, but maybe I heard it with my heart. My heart talks to me sometimes and says things."
"You are one lucky lady, then. Talking and words are not the only ways to communicate, you know. Milla doesn't say words but she manages to tell us what she means and how she feels. Maybe Ana and Nina communicate without words."
"Maybe they communicate with their bodies and expressions. Maybe they use gestures, like a wave, to say what they mean."
"I don't know."
"Me neither. Guess we need to find a book, huh?"