our flag means death!!!!!!!!!!
Thank you for creating such a beautiful and poignant sentiment.
As a working "artist" myself, I have no illusions of a grand time when I can "retire" from a job. Most likely, I will be found face-down on a computer keyboard. However, your strip and this time we live in reminded me of my other "retirement" period - the 8 months I received chemo treatment for cancer.
Sure, there was the hair loss and the constant nausea and crushing fatigue, but on the "off-weeks" I also was able to have romantic lunches with my wife, spend time with my kids, go to the movies in the afternoon and enjoy being alive.
There is always a silver lining to the sh*ttiest of circumstances and reminders like this are much appreciated. Thanks.
I have been working in romanticizing where I am, but lately with the stress and exhaustion of everyday life, I haven't been seeing the point. I need to remember it's a slow process, one that takes time and will pay off in the long run, thank you for the reminder <3
Yeah, I miss seeing people. But on the other hand I got to be at home for the first year of my son's life, and see him grow up through that stage in a way that I didn't with my daughter. There are definitely advantages to both.
Thank you for this comic. I think I understand - it's hard not to miss the previous days
I feel you!
this whole experience (waving arms around) has taught me so much about how bittersweet longing makes me whole.
I know this feeling, of "I don't like this," but also "Maybe I'll miss this." Mostly I just wish I had someone to share it with, but there are days when my cat and I are fighting and I think "Man, maybe a human would be harder to get along with like this."
As much as I want to reminisce on the good things my past had, the circumstances that led to where we are now and the most likely direction the world will head in fills me with nothing but consternation. The mistakes I've made casts a shadow over my memories like a cloudy day over the places I remember.
I don't know if you ever read the comments under your posts, but - how strong and optimistic you are.
I've been going back to work and seeing people in person and I have to say, not a fan lol granted, I've always wanted to work remotely. These days, I just feel so tired all the time. I'm just a zombie trying to keep on going