“You’re very well read.” That’s what she said.
You’re not sure what that means really.
The english language relies heavily on relatives. Perhaps the other languages do as well, but you never bothered to learn them, so commenting on them becomes a technicality.
It’s all relative. “Very well read” relative to the average person. Does that even matter. “Very well read” relative to the people she knows. Should that be a compliment? An insult?
You never bothered to know the people she knows, so technicality claims another victim.
You keep quiet. Nod perhaps.
“You’ve changed.“ That’s also what she said.
Fuck hell you have.
You, you change in the course of a day. There are moments every day you shed an old skin and grow another. Some are subtle, still camouflaged, some so completely new, they revolt with the environment. Given that you are meeting her after a year, that's 365 possible sheddings. You'd wager that the maths suggests they can't all be of the subtle variety.
This time you tell her all that. And for extra measure add, I’m not sure what you mean.
“You know what I mean.”
No I don’t. I’ve changed to something you don’t like. Is that what you’re hinting at?
She keeps quiet. Perhaps nods her head.