They tell each other all kinds of things. The function of this is not clear. They do not take notes, but then most of the telling they are doing is not the telling of facts – it is ‘thoughts’ and ‘feelings’ or things that exist somewhere on a sliding scale between the two. But then, the act of telling is established as fact, a certain reality has been constructed. This needs writing down to make sense of it all – and afterwards it cannot be denied that it has been written, though all other details surely remain up for dispute.