How well do we know one another?

I Encountered two best friends on a recent cross-country flight. A husband and wife—grandparents—were seated next to me. We greeted one another as we were taking our seats, and we spent a couple of minutes getting acquainted. We talked about travel and about our families, as I recall. For the rest of the trip, however, these two were immersed in conversation with each other. It was evident by the keen interest they showed in each other's comments, eyes glued to their partner and smiles on their faces, that even with the many years they had been together, their conversation was as meaningful and happy as any could be.

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March 2, 1998
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