—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?
—Which is a rare and beautiful thing?
—So, the fact that they happen is the deep part, not necessarily the content.
—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?