So I’ve posted about Pearls Before Swine before, probably because it’s my favorite comic, next to Peanuts of course (oh, how I love you, Charlie Brown.)
It might be worth mentioning that I watched entirely too much Charlie Brown as a child, as a side note.
Anyway, I saw the comic below on Facebook today, from the awesome Stephan Pastis, author of Pearls Before Swine. It combines two of my favorite things – sarcastic humor and a hatred for ridiculous Facebook features.
Oh – and of course, cute animal cartoons.
You live like this, sheltered, in a delicate world, and you believe you are living. Then you read a book, or you take a trip, and you discover that you are not living, that you are hibernating. The symptoms of hibernating are easily detectable: first, restlessness. The second symptom (when hibernating becomes dangerous and might degenerate into death): absence of pleasure. That is all. It appears like an innocuous illness. Monotony, boredom, death. Millions live like this (or die like this) without knowing it. They work in offices. They drive a car. They picnic with their families. They raise children. And then some shock treatment takes place, a person, a book, a song, and it awakens them and saves them from death. Some never awaken.