Playing catch up
I went to morning tea with a group of friends from an old church recently. The purpose of their gathering was to see me (which was nice) and I was really looking forward to it.
However, I discovered that if you really want to catch up with people, you should do it in smaller groups! There were seven of us in the room and I hardly got to ask them anything about their lives now. I was able to see how all their children had grown and exchange information about where we all were living now. For their part, they asked cursory questions of me, but that was about it.
It was nice, but a little disappointing.