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I was looking for something specific the other night… a graphic that would give some sort of visual representation to the feeling of “moving on”. It’s not an easy task trying to find a single picture that conveys a bag of mixed emotions. I wasn’t even sure what I was looking for. Or if I’d even recognize it if I managed to stumble upon it.
I have to give Google Images credit. It did a decent job of throwing pictures at me that may or may not have been what I was looking for. Many of them dealt with footwear and the physical act of moving. Some were closer to what I thought I wanted… book covers, or depictions of poems or other words of comfort. But then I saw something that caught my eye… a tiny thumbnail of a crudely drawn cartoon, very similar to the stick men that I sometimes create when I’m bored. This was not what I was expecting to find…
I clicked on the thumbnail and read the cartoon carefully. I was blown away by its simplicity and the personal feeling of familiarity. It looked like something that I could have created… if I had any ability whatsoever. I knew instantly that this was exactly what I wanted.
Then I started to read through the rest of the blog. The cartoon is called HappySad, and that’s exactly what it is. It’s not fancy, but it’s very insightful. I’ll admit, I had to look up what domain extension .be was. Turns out that it’s Belgium! I’ve never run into any websites from Belgium before, but I’m very happy that I discovered this one!
If you have a moment, try taking a look at HappySad. It’s probably not for everyone, but I found it quite interesting. Certainly many of the cartoons there hit close to home. Maybe even click on a Google ad, or two. It doesn’t hurt, and I’m sure that the artist would appreciate it.
And… in case you’re wondering… I present to you…