It's sad how true this is.
I once sat on a couch with my three best friends, watching a fan go back and forth. It wasn't because we had nothing to say, it was because the fan was more important to us, and at that moment far more interesting than anything we could say.
Side note: they are still my best friends and the distance between us all is pretty hard. I have no doubt, though, that when we get together over Christmas, we will still sit in our comfortable silence.