And yet, we did cover everything. Oh, not the details behind the stories, not even the stories, but the essence of who we are and where we are on life’s journey. And because there were no stories, there was no gossip, critique or judgments to get in the way of what is really important to us.
Now, I’m not saying that this is the only way to visit friends or nurture relationships, but it is a way to refine silence, solitude and simplicity and keep friendship. I left my friend feeling deeply satisfied. There was no clutter to clear away in order to regain that silence, solitude, simplicity that I long for.