You’ll be reading the title of this strip and wonder what that has to do with the content of this weeks comic. Tonight I watched the Doctor Who episode, Vincent and the Doctor. It was a brilliant episode about Vincent Van Gogh and some of the tribulations that he withstood in the last year of his life. It speaks of the value of human life and how precious the smallest things can be. It makes us believe that what we do in our lives does make a difference. Vincent Van Gogh was a tortured creative soul who made the world a better place by his presence…only he didn’t know it and died thinking himself a failure and a forgotten man. The most memorable quote from that episode uttered by Matt Smith at the conclusion is, “The way I see it, every life is a pile of good things and… bad things. The good things don’t always soften the bad things, but vice versa, the bad things don’t necessarily spoil the good things or make them unimportant.”  Good words! We all have a purpose in life, we all have people who love us and who we love in return. Life is never hopeless and as long as we keep sight of the good things in our lives and hold them close, the bad things are never as bad as they first appear.

Appearances notwithstanding, I believe that Agnes and Trudy will sort things out…eventually.

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