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Thursday, May 28, 2020

"Yes, And" Mental Health

This has been a particularly tense week in the U.S., if you follow our news. On top of the global health crisis, all the ways that we are fractured as a society feels like it is ripping us apart socially too.

I had a hard time cartooning this week. Seeking relief and clarity, but that will take longer. I was only able to sketch this comic when I forgave myself for all of my own contradictions. 

Take care of yourselves; the road ahead is long.

In the last panel, I refer to American poet Walt Whitman's line from "Song of Myself": "Do I contradict myself? / Very well then I contradict myself, / (I am large, I contain multitudes.)"

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anna in spain said...

I wish I lived alone...and I know I couldn't live alone.

WaitingMan said...

"I Contain Multitudes" is the title of a new Bob Dylan song. See, great minds do think alike.

TeresaA said...

I feel so bad for your country right now. From the outside it looks like it’s on fire.

Gopher_Ghost said...

and quite literally. there were several fires in the middle of the US. not pandemic related, but mass riots in Minneapolis Minnesota. so sad.