Some periods of our growth are so confusing that we don’t even recognize that growth is happening. We may feel hostile or angry or weepy and hysterical, or we may feel depressed. It would never occur to us, unless we stumbled on a book or a person who explained to us, that we were in fact in the process of change, of actually becoming larger, spiritually, than we were before. Whenever we grow, we tend to feel it, as a young seed must feel the weight and inertia of the earth as it seeks to break out of its shell on its way to becoming a plant. Often the feeling is anything but pleasant. But what is most unpleasant is the not knowing what is happening. Those long periods when something inside ourselves seems to be waiting, holding its breath, unsure about what the next step should be, eventually become the periods we wait for, for it is in those periods that we realize that we are being prepared for the next phase of our life and that, in all probability, a new level of the personality is about to be revealed.
Hey, check it out! It’s my first solo comic dub and I did all of the voices too!
This comic is part of the wonderful and humorous Growth Spurt AU by the ever-amazing @potoobrigham (http://potoobrigham.tumblr.com). Fun fact: I’ve been a huge fan of his work ever since I discovered him and his brother’s work on the now-defunct Nintendo DSi service Flipnote Hatena. To come across his art blog years later and then recently get permission to dub his works has been an honor and a dream come true for me. I hope I’ll be able to dub some more of his stuff in the future!
(…But let me sleep first. It’s 2:36 AM and I gotta crash.)