Sunday, November 18, 2007

What a difference it'd make.

The answer is "one." Human life is so delicate, but so is the human conscience.

Shudder much?

I have always greatly admired A Softer World for its ingenuity and ability to teach a hard lesson in its abruptness, but this week's strip hit me hard. Quietly, it turns a birthday celebration and a friendly interchange of macabre jokes into something much more real: a contemplation on the effects of denying someone a day of birth. Suddenly, dead baby jokes aren't so hilarious; they're life or death.

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