That was what we called it.
Thursday nights at a small restaurant in downtown, me and my friend would meet. We would order a dish called Shiro and catch up.
There was something nice about the consistency of the day, the place and the meal that made it work.
Just the two of us.
I have another friend I meet twice a year. For our birthdays. And catch up about the rest of the year. Doing that for almost 20 years.
Then there is a certified crazy one but we have deep therapy sessions as well. She and I have known each other since college. We recently got back to meeting more regularly. She would remember conversations from years ago and we would spend hours laughing - often irritating people around us.
I love these engaging conversations. But I get it with just two people.
It is honest, deep and vulnerable. My kind of conversation.
Even one more person and the conversation becomes about sounding funny or cool. And I shut down.
Is it an an introvert thing?
Or is this a therapy thing?
Can more than two people really have a good conversation?