Happy new year! The moral of this comic is to stay off of Twitter on the Monday after a holiday.
Wishing you an easy transition into 2022 and the strength to face anything.
[2-panel comic of a grave stone, inscribed with the text "RIP Hope & Optimism on Twitter, Dec. 31, 2021 to Jan. 3, 2022." In panel 2, Elephant and girl with a braid walk across an exposed, overcast landscape. Elephant remarks, "Wow, that was quick."]
I don't have a Twitter account, but I can imagine the despair: People stranded at airports, Omicron (I wish they had picked a Greek letter than doesn't sound like a Transformer), political despair on both Red and Blue....the list goes on and on. I can barely read my morning paper....
Elephant is right: That was quick!
How to end this on a positive note? We have Connie's cartoons to focus our feelings on these dark days. Yay!
Comment above is from me, Robert
Never had Twitter or Facebook. Never missed them. Not sure what the original point of Twitter was, but it seems to be the platform where anyone can sound off about anything, whether they have any actual information on the subject or not.
But then I'm so old I learned to write in cursive, that strange hieroglyphic no one under 30 can understand.
Anna in Spain: I learned cursive and yes, I am really old. Cursive writing and real paper books and notepads allow you to engage with learning in a way that pdfs, word processing and ebooks cannot.
Best wishes, Robert
You both know I'm a big advocate for handwriting! I have a scribbly hand, but I still journal longhand, which is the closest I can get to processing things emotionally. It feels similar to doodling and free-drawing. I often say that if you write anything by hand, you're also drawing.
I do a lot of composing on digital devices as well, but this is different type of processing for me, a bit more edited and cerebral. I hand-letter my comics, which is a bit painful because, in order to be as legible as possible, I have to try to reign in the wild. It's not perfect, but I keep going, as in life.
All the best and thanks for continuing to follow my posts.
Writing/drawing used to be so true--the interest in calligraphy (writing as art form). Sadly now, at least where I live, writing by hand has been relegated strictly to ornamental calligraphy for many, though elementary school kids' books are actually printed in a form of cursive. When I taught ESL back in the 80s I had a class of kids under 10; remembering my childhood I printed things on the blackboard (it was chalk then) and was told, "We can't read that, Miss." I said, "Yes you can, it's just like your schoolbooks." So they showed me their schoolbooks, published in cursive.
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