I chuckled at a Berkeley Breathed’s “Bloom County” (on Facebook) comic strip this morning, thinking ‘How appropriate for this time period with everything that is happening—both virus related and beyond.’
I’ll probably catch ‘copyright infringement’ hell (again) for posting it here, but nothing makes the point better than the real thing.
While I also hate wearing the masks, I DO wear them since I was badly sick for three weeks with whatever was going around a month ago (Covid?—who knows), so I see the value in protecting not only myself, but protecting others around me from whatever I had at the time.
What struck me here with the Opus comic (I love the character Opus, who is not unlike most of us—well-intentioned, good-natured, and totally clueless), was that the little girl kept saying that ‘she knew what he was thinking’, then proceeded to project her emotions and opinions on his actions, when in his reality, he was stuck in the uncomfortable conundrum of ‘earless-ness’ with a protective device that required him to utilize ‘ears’, along with the ending statement by his antagonist that “Normal is no longer good enough.”
Well done Berkeley Breathed.
Sometimes with an impromptu Presidential press conference like yesterday, having no ears isn’t such a bad thing.