The Tell-Tale Part


You’re not the only ones who’ve been neglected this crazy spring. Off and on for the past six weeks, my cats have lived their own version of the above A&J from 2012. At least they have one another for company; they seem to spend their time creatively rearranging lamps, photographs and light furniture. Speaking of reality comics, the odd little A&J series running in real-time this week is based on recent and very real musings. My own yard has many flowering shrubs that were planted in the early days. They have matured, and this cool, damp spring seems to have inspired them to floral excess. It was very gratifying, but at the same time it literally was a vivid reminder of the passage of years, of how much fun and anticipation were in the journey. OK, OK! Leave it to me to get morose over beautiful blossoms. It’s Tuesday, the virtual “Monday” here at arloandjanis.com, and beginning today I’m going to get back into our routine here. Thank you for coming.
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14 thoughts on “The Tell-Tale Part

  1. Today’s strip spoke to me.

    You don’t notice the slow change over time, but when you see an old photo of when you moved in or when the kids were little, then you see how much the yard has “matured.”

    Scary! Have we matured that much too? I guess so…

  2. Maturity! Moroseness! Peace! Kindness! Illness and health! It’s variety—and sometimes a little extremeness—that make a story well-rounded. The characters too. Here Luddie is the straight man. But they all take turns being that, just like the Marx brothers. Harpo’s serious moments were often so very poignant, right from the first film.

  3. Glad you liked it Jimmy. Friend of mine on FB sent it to me, so I thought it worth sharing here. It was 80 today here, and supposed to be high 50s by Saturday.

  4. Just turned on the AC to lower the freakin’ humidity before bedtime, Mark. High in Eufaula was 84 today, low was 27 on, I believe, Sunday morning. Crazier than my part of the Deep South. At least the forecast is for three beautiful days before a rainy Saturday.