D: So Carlo, what’s happening?
C: Not much, how about you?
D: I can’t get over how familiar you are with me.
C: Isn’t that what you want?
D: Sure it is. I’m happy about that.
C: So why are you surprised?
D: I’m just pleased. That’s what I mean by “can’t get over it.”
C: Is anyone else familiar with you?
D: My son. Some of the saints. Oddballs like you. That’s about it.
C: I’m in pretty good company then!
D: You like being an oddball?
C: I like being a saint!
D: Well, being familiar with me doesn’t make you a saint.
C: I know, but I like to hang around with them.
D: How so?
C: They have interesting conversations.
D: That they do.
C: Why do you suppose that is?
C: That saints like to talk so much. Everything they say leads somewhere else!
D: That’s how you explore.
C: So you’re saying it’s just curiosity?
D: Why do you say just? Curiosity could be the best thing humans have, besides love.
C: You’re right about that. Curiosity just seems like a simple explanation for conversational variety and depth.
D: The two certainly go together.
C: What two things?
D: Curiosity and interesting conversation.
C: Say, I have an early morning wake-up. Plus my bedtime snack is making me fall asleep. Can we break for tonight?
D: Sure. I’ll see you up in bed in a little bit.
C: I have to take a bath first.
D: You could skip the bath, and take it in the morning.
C: I suppose I could.
D: Anyway, goodnight to you.
C: Goodnight to you, too.