Tuesday, October 2, 2007

Powerful messages in the least expected place

Those of us who have been following the ordeal of Lisa and Les in the comic strip Funky Winkerbean have been given an object lesson in just how effective and poignant communication can be in even this most simple and unexpected place. We all know the fate that inevitably awaits Lisa, who is in the final stages of a losing battle against cancer, but we still pull for her, and are moved on a daily basis by the little things that point to a life well lived. With few words and simple pictures, we are drawn to these people, and feel their pain. And it touches us deeply.

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