When I got to my friend’s house Sunday afternoon, I didn’t know his wife was going to be there. I hadn’t seen him in awhile and we had some things to talk about. We normally communicate by email or text, and I was looking forward to sitting down with him in person for the first time in several years.
It turned out that his wife joined us and we spent the next three hours having the best conversation I have had in a long time.
We had a wide-ranging discussion that covered bits and pieces of things ranging from psychology and family history to the nature of reality and the future of the human race, but all of it was very personal and every piece connected back to everything else. For me, it was a bit like being offered a hit of my favorite addictive drug.
I left feeling grateful for the time I spent with them — and it left me craving the meaningful conversation which I need from a romantic relationship.