I’ve had this screen-shot saved to my desktop since March of 2015, and I’ve been meaning to post it to the blog ever since.
In this scene, Spider-Man is fighting with the Green Goblin. (Don’t get me started on when Gobby became some sort of giant troll monster; I’ve completely lost track of all the things that have been changing in comics over the last few years. Get off my lawn!)
The moment that I paused this video was accidental, but in that moment, the very violent and fast-moving fight suddenly became a tiny instant where the Goblin is just reassuring his little Spider-friend. Without the frames before and after this one, it looks less like a battle and more like the prelude to a warm and squishy hug.
It makes me wonder- how many of my disagreements really aren’t all that disagreeable? Maybe some of the people I dislike really aren’t all that bad.
What do you think?
Editor’s Note: I’m attempting to blog every day in November with CheerPeppers. I don’t expect to succeed because life be crazy, but any blogging in excess of my previous post-free month is a win, right?