Title text: It's easy to regret your awkward conversations but hard to regret the ones you didn't have.
Cueball flies a kite, then fixes it to a tree and climbs its string. In real life, of course, the string would not be able to support the weight of a human, but let's ignore that for now. Up in the sky, Megan appears hanging on a blimp, looking at him throughout the encounter. Cueball wonders about her and considers talking to her, but he does not act. After she has gone, Cueball is alone again; nothing has changed.
The title text explains the meaning of this metaphor. It is easy to regret an awkward conversation you had. In contrast, you don't regret the conversations you didn't have the nerve to start, because their cost is invisible--yet, they may have been missed opportunities, possibly a much higher cost than a simple awkward conversation.
- [Cueball readies a kite.]
- [Cueball starts to fly the kite.]
- [Cueball continues to fly the kite.]
- [Cueball ties the kite string to a tree.]
- [Cueball grabs the string.]
- [Cueball starts to climb the string.]
- [A scene showing Cueball holding onto the string at a high altitude, against a colour backdrop of the ground, clouds, water, and the sky.]
- [Black and white again. Megan comes into view holding onto a small blimp.]
- Cueball (thinking): Hey, there's someone else up here. I wonder what her story is.
- [Megan floats to the other side of the panel.]
- Cueball (thinking): Maybe I should say hi.
- [Cueball is alone holding onto the string.]
There is a fan made animated version of this comic.
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