"It is not expensive, as long as you keep an eye on your purse. Weather is getting warmer so less need to pay for fuel for the hearth as well. Your company would be welcome, though likely our stay will be brief enough."
It is a joyful thing indeed to hold intimate converse with a man after one’s own heart, chatting without reserve about things of interest or the fleeting topics of the world; but such, alas, are few and far between.
– Yoshida Kenko (1283-1350), Tsurezure-Gusa (1340)