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Q seems to suggest that depression frequently follows a conflict which doesn't end well.
- What's your experience in this regard? And what do you make of the adage: "depression is just anger without enthusiasm?"
- Q likens the depression Advocatus and Snark were in to "hell." What do you make of Q's definition of "hell": physically close but spiritually distant? Been there? Does some other definition have greater appeal?
- What is it that softens Snark's initial resistance to Advocatus' attempt at reconciliation? For that matter, does Snark's resistance ring true to you in your experience?
- Snark's humor eventually returns from the "far country that had for so long demanded its allegience . . . ." Those words harken back to Jesus' language as he told his famous parable (cf. Luke 15:11-32) about a father who had two sons and how the younger one took his share of the inheritance and went off to "a far country" where he wasted his inheritance and his life. Eventually, like Snark's humor, he returned to his father. What do you make of Q referring to Snark's humor in this way? Why is humor's return so important?