Merry Christmas everyone, I hope all of you are having a safe and happy holiday. But it is this very thought of happiness and peace and safety that I'd like to talk about.
You see, everytime I go into a comic shop, I meet like-minded people and whether friend or stranger, conversations break out along friendly, informative lines, almost like a United Nations, except we don't discus countries and their problems or which nation is mightier. We usually discuss who is stronger, Superman or Thor? And we usually do it in a peaceful, friendly manner.
Now I'm not saying that the atmospher inside comic shops are a blueprint for world peace, but they are a micrcosm of people getting along and sharing small peices of their lives, even if it's only for a few minutes at a time. You see, it's hard to fight one another while holding a copy of Batman #232 in your hand, or Spiderman #122 or Avengers #63 or...well, you get my drift. Shaking the hand of a new customer, or hugging a fellow comic book fan you have not seen in awhile before they checkout with their purchase, that only allows time for a few moments of peace on earth.
Maybe we should all talk more, smile more, be more friendly to one another...and read a comic. It certainly wouldn't lead to anything bad. Happy Holidays!