Mibes: Great to see you. It's our first breakfast of the New Year.
Me: (hugging him) Happy New Year, Mibes!
Mibes: Did you stay up late on the 31st?
Me: In my own way. I listened to fireworks.
Mibes: Because they woke you up?
Me: No, I was awake, just not outside looking skyward.
Mibes: Plenty of opportunity to do that in the light of day.
Mibes: Look skyward.
Me: How 'bout you. How was your night?
Mibes: Not bad, given the circumstances. Maybe I've caught your cold. I don't know. I went to bed early. Didn't sleep great. But I'm glad to see you.
Me: As am I to see you.
Mibes: There is a certain chemistry, isn't there?
Me: Yes. Interesting that you'd mention chemistry, because I've got a quote on it.
Mibes: Why am I not surprised.
Me: Karl Jung said, "The meeting of two personalities is like the contact between two chemical substances, if there's any reaction both are transformed."
Mibes: So you're being transformed, are you?
Me: One breakfast at a time.
Mibes: You're up for more breakfasts in 2015?
Me: I am. As long as you are.
Mibes: That makes three of us.
Mibes: You, me and our friendship.