...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.
Behold, The Iron Fist...Yeah, the white guy.
2 months ago