Largely by happy accident, I ended up in a delightful and lengthy conversation with my dear friend Alex M those evening.
It was so wonderful to be able to sit unmasked (at a safe distance) and to be able to have the sort of long, rambly, connected-but-not-direct conversation that I must enjoy.
One of the weirdnesses of the pandemic is how carefully planned everything has had to be. And that has meant that more of my conversations have had to be more focused, direct, and clearly purposeful than I prefer them to be.
It was an absolutely treat to be able to reconnect and chat freely, I look forward to more of those conversations in the future.