These tiny tiny motivators

“It is a strange fate that we should suffer so much fear and doubt over so small a thing. So little a thing.”
Boromir, holding the ring after Frodo has lost it, in “The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring”

Sometimes an incredible amount of motivation can come from really tiny things. For example, I enjoy graphic novels, all right, but I wouldn’t make a case that the “Chastity” comics belongs to the high art of graphic novels (not with series like “Sandman” by Neil Gaiman out there). Don’t get me wrong, they are well drawn and inked, but essentially, they waste a lot of potential. I mean, really, if you want to inspire your audience, you’re doing it wrong. Even if you just want to provide some teenagers with something to think about while their hands are busy “down there”, you’re also doing it wrong. But still, there is one panel that really struck a chord with me:

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Panel from “Chastity” Rocked #1

As someone interested in living light, I cannot help but admire a person reducing her possessions to two suitcases and a bag. And no matter how juvenile the whole series is, this panel — using it as a constant reminder — was worth buying the comics. It’s just a tiny panel in a not very well thought out comic, but it means a lot to me.

What is the equivalent for you?

 

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