Washington (CNN) - Is progress on a fiscal cliff deal in the cards?
If it is, it may be on a sheet of paper seen making the rounds on Capitol Hill Saturday.
A top Democratic staffer with the Senate Finance Committee carried a piece of paper with what he said were revenue estimates into Senate Majority Leader Reid's office earlier Saturday afternoon.
A short time later, he carried a similar-looking piece of paper into Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell's office.
The staffer left McConnell's office a short time later - but without that piece of paper.
He wouldn't comment on the talks other than to say the finance committee is facilitating the negotiations by crunching numbers.
A short time after the paper shuffling, a McConnell staffer delivered a manila envelope from McConnell's office to Reid's office.
The movement was among the few outward signs of progress visible to reporters camped outside the Capitol offices.
And it's a reminder that progress on a deal is incremental - in some cases, one sheet of paper at a time.