“I don’t want no fights,” said Lennie. He got up from his bunk and sat down at the table, across from George. Almost automatically George shuffled the cards and laid out his solitaire hand. He used a deliberate, thoughtful, slowness.

– John Steinbeck

Of Mice and Men, Chapter 3. Lennie avoids fights by showing off his connection with George. In response George plays solitaire, a solo game. This might suggest that the two don’t have a true connection, or maybe just don’t always need to be talking to be together.