Our Absurd Life: 01/10/21 – “Groan” Up

“Groan” Up

Hola Night Owls

I hope everyone has had a green-light day.

Tonight’s Essential Cartoon had a punchline that involved being squished into a subway car during rush hour.  But seeing how the pandemic may have permanently changed that mass transit adventure, I decided to alter the ending “on the fly.”

Horseshoe Canyon seems to have been formed by a team effort, one of water and rock.  As the water pushed its way forward, the harder rocks acted as a barrier, causing the water to seek and erode the softer sandstone.  And over time, little by little, the horseshoe shaped was formed as the water continued to push on through.  Lee believed that the symbol of Horseshoe Canyon was one of “Where there’s a will, there’s a way.”  He felt it fit my original 90 cartoons in 90 days challenge.  And a great metaphor for life: Keep plugging away with your dreams, little by little, a day at a time.

I wish everyone a restful rest of your night.

Until mañana . . .


Ian S.



“No rulers were harmed during the making of this cartoon.”

“Let’s still be careful out there.”

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