"Quigs, I must say things have been off in your absence. And I also have to say that I've been a bit of a hermit. I forget how much of a force you are in my life my good friend. I do believe if it were not for you I might just regress into a permanent state of ennui and wistfulness."
"Mais no, Mews! It is you that inspires me! If it were not for your clear mindedness and rational demeanor I'd have become a flinty old malcontent years ago. Because of you I am able to have a civil conversation with my social and political rivals without pecking their eyes out! Flight, as you know, gives me a much needed new perspective. Everyone looks quite the same at a few hundred feet especially when you can't hear the trifle bickering and name-calling."
"Perhaps we provide a perfect balance for each other Quigs. Like an exceptional wine-neither too acidic nor too sweet. Now, tell me about your trip to La Tour Eiffel."