I’ve recently been drawing a character that appears to be hollering, either at the world or at someone else. I holler at the world when I feel frustrated. Like when a young unarmed kid gets shot and killed.

But I don’t holler at people, at least I don’t think I do. I’m not particularly confrontational and like to believe that I can negotiate pretty effectively. But life gets messy, we lose the control we mistakenly think we own, and behave in ways that make us uncomfortable.

I miss my recently deceased Dad and my Mom is going downhill rapidly. I’m living my life but I’m sad and have needed to ask for help, neither of which is easy for me. I still can’t see myself hollering at someone but when I look at the figure being hollered at, he doesn’t seem to be minding it all that much.