excerpt | life is like a deck chair

“maybe I can put it another way... life, charlie brown, is like a deck chair."
"like a what?"
"have you ever been on a cruise ship? passengers open up these canvas deck chairs so they can sit in the sun...
some people place their chairs facing the rear of the ship so they can see where they've been... other people face their chairs forward... they want to see where they're going!
on the cruise ship of life, charlie brown, which way is your deck chair facing?"
"i've never been able to get one unfolded...” 

schulz, c.m. (2011) the complete peanuts, vol. 16: 1981-1982

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