March 27, 2009

—How would you characterize our conversations?

“I don’t know.”

—How about “deep?”

“I’m not sure I’d call our conversations deep, exactly.”

—They’re inter-species, right?

“True.”

—Which is a rare and beautiful thing?

“I suppose.”

—So, the fact that they happen is the deep part, not necessarily the content.

“All right.”

—Though I think promoting understanding between any two individuals or groups has depth and meaning.

“Okay, you’ve made your point.”

—Truly comprehending the motivations of each other, the way different minds work: that’s important stuff.

“You mean, like figuring out why you sleep on the couch and then lie about it?”

—What? What did you say? It’s strange but suddenly I don’t understand what you’re saying at all—our communications link is breaking up—hello? hello? anybody out there?