"It's me, Geo., long time no see."
"Hmmm, 4 years by my count. You haven't changed a bit!"
"Well you have. What's that you're leaning on?"
"It's my cane, E(a)rnest. Keeps me from stumbling on uneven ground."
"Makes you look Old."
"In paved public, I hide it."
"I jam it down inside my pants-leg and look loads younger."
"Geo., I won't argue with you. I've spent the past 4 (and more) years studying human politics, as you know, and learned about partisan bellicosity, bowdlerization of humanistic constitutions "justified(?)" by shameless sophistry."
"Dear E(a)rnest, we haven't corresponded enough.Your learning is beyond mine. I can only claim age-related bouts of excrementitious mentality, and ask your patience."
"I love you too."