Today at Starbucks I saw Penny. She said hi, said she wouldn't discuss anything to do with Pismo with me, would let me enjoy my book. I said hi, indicated I did not want to talk about Pismo, went back to my book. It's possible I could have done more with that conversation.
I did talk briefly to Lynn outside when I came in the driveway. But each time I go out there I don't talk to her, not usually, unless I see something to comment on, like her dog Jack or my cat. It's possible we have more in common than I realize. It has occurred to me to ask her to coffee some time. I wonder how she'd take that. It would likely seem silly, because we're both home, we have coffee pots. So I guess it's fine just to keep talking the bits we do. More than we did before.