Thank you for your phone call. Wonderful to chat. Think email is great for many things, but talking to a person about ideas and feelings always seems better. I miss the sounds we convey as we speak and the way we express ideas and then sometimes seem to correct or alter them as the conversation continues. Also, the things that seem funny when you say them, but somehow lose that humor in an email. Maybe it's the spontaneity that I enjoy in a direct conversation.
There are many ways to communicate electronically these days. But what my friend captures so well happens when we are physically talking with another in real time and space. For it is when face-to-face that intimacy and raw emotion are given space.