Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Charlie Brown...

...I've come to accept that I have a lot in common with Charlie Brown.

I suppose this realization was inevitable. In high school I auditioned for the part of Linus in "You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown." I was cast as Charlie Brown. I had really wanted to be Linus, so I was a little disappointed for a day or two. I ended up really enjoying the
part and I had a lot of fun with it.

In one of my Spanish classes at Southern Utah University, I got to know a theater major fairly well. One day I asked him, "If you were directing 'You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown' and I auditioned, who would you cast me as?" He immediately said, "Charlie Brown."

Everybody else could see the similarities long before I could. I accept the similarities and revel in them now.
I just discovered another similarity.

A week or so ago, I wrote about friendship and my frustration with always being the one to initiate activities. Yesterday I read a Peanuts comic strip from 1953. I scanned it in and am including it here. Click to make it more readable.

Go figure. Yet another connection.


refugee from reason said...

That really does fit your earlier post. I hope, however, that you're not down or depressed over this issue.

The world goes round.

Adam said...

Nah, not depressed. I was just struck by the similarities.

The world definitely keeps on turning. And I'm okay with that.

RiaTheOne said...

Maybe I'm an optimist, but I don't see CB being depressed about his situation, rather realizing that him waiting for things to happen was a waste of time.
Today I almost cried because I spilt my soda. I feel better now after I created my to do list, and crossed lots of items off it.

Adam said...

I actually agree with that view Maria. I was depressed about a similar situation.

Now I'm not. Eventually I move on from things. It may take me a while sometimes, but I move on.