Dinner last night was spent in silence.
Neither of us was angry or upset. Yet, we didn’t say a word as we ate. Kishore Kumar songs were playing on my phone. We didn’t make a conscious decision to eat in silence. I think we were just lost in the melody of old songs and the beautiful lyrics as we ate our parathas.
Everyday, dinner usually involves animated discussions on various topics. Staying with family is fun. You don’t have to eat dinner alone. But not eating alone does not mean you are constantly engaged in conversation.
On some days you just want someone to share the silence with you.
PS: On a related note, dinner yesterday was Broccoli-chickpea stuffed paratha. It turned out great. It was very easy to make and so nutritious. Recipe here.