The Dutch newspaper “Parool” features a comic called “Mutts“. It’s one of those comics which do not make you laugh out loud, but make you think and eventually smile.
Recently it featured a sequence on vacation. One of the characters – Mooch – collects grains of sand. He sees the world in grains of sand. Two days later another character – Earl – asks “Couldn’t you find any shells?” Mooch answers: “Not a one.”
Mooch was probably collecting shells, lot’s of them, without his knowledge. Look at the beautiful pictures from the book A Grain of Sand by Gary Greenberg. I see shells there!
Recent comments in the Parool showed that there are at least a few people who dislike the Mutts-cartoon. Perhaps sometimes the translation from English to Dutch may not work very good, generally it’s fine and I think those people don’t have a clue what they’re talking about!
Krijn Soeteman is a Dutch science and technology journalist. He majored in the history of art and architecture. After his studies he started as a music video producer. This led to producing a Museum Night at the NEMO Science Museum, which eventually led to science journalism. And much more.