Transcendence: Security

Each week, we’ll look at another example of what I call a “moment of transcendence” – a scene from a show, a passage from a book, or anything else, that I find soul-piercingly resonant: joyful, sad, awe-inspiring, terrifying, or whatever. These moments are highly subjective, so you may not feel the same way I do, but nevertheless I’ll try to convey why I find the fragment so powerful. I hope we can enjoy it together.

I don’t have too much time this morning (surprise, surprise!) so I won’t get into a lot of analysis. Fortunately, this one’s pretty self-explanatory.

Here’s another of my favorite Peanuts comics, this time from August 6, 1972. Click to enlarge.

Peanuts - Aug 6, 1972

When you’re a kid, you think you’ll turn into this totally confident fearless adult someday. Then you grow up and realize that all those confident adults are still half kids inside.

C’est la vie.


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