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No. 3751: Garfclesiastes

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Garfclesiastes

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Strip by: Isaac Gantwerk Mayer

Jon: To
Jon: everything
Irma: there
Garfield: is a
Garfield: season
Garfield: and a
Jon: time
TV: to
Garfield: every
Jon: purpose
Voice from couch: under
Garfield: heaven
Garfield: A time to
Garfield's father: be born
Garfield: A time to
Lyman: die
Garfield: A time to
Jon: plant
Garfield: A time to
Garfield: pluck
Jon: up
Garfield: that which is
Jon: plant
Garfield: ed
Garfield: A time to
Jon: kill
Garfield: A time to
Broccoli: heal
Garfield: A time to
Jon: breakdown
Garfield: A time to
Garfield: build up
Garfield: A time to
Garfield: weep
Garfield: A time to
Jon: laugh
Garfield: A time to
Jon: mourn
Garfield: A time to
Garfield: dance
Garfield: A time to
Jon: cast
Jon: away
Garfield: stones
Garfield: A time to
Jon: gather
Garfield: stones
Jon: together
Garfield: A time to
Garfield: em
Liz: brace
Garfield: A time to
Right leg: ref
Narration: rain
Note: from
Garfield: em
Liz: brac
Jon: ing
Garfield: A time to
Jon: get
Garfield: A time to
Jon: lose
Garfield: A time to
Garfield: keep
Garfield: A time to
Jon: cast
Jon: away
Garfield: A time to
Liz: love
Garfield: A time to
Garfield: hate
Garfield: A time
TV: for
Book: war
Garfield: A time
TV: for
Book: peace

The author writes:

Ecclesiastes is the single angstiest book in the entire Bible and my personal favorite. Also, the self-description of the author, who has every kind of luxury but is so bored he can't drag himself out of bed in the morning, is appropriate for our cat. This is Ecclesiastes 3:1-9, also known as the "Turn, Turn, Turn" words. Garfield's use of "a time to" twice in one panel helps emphasize the parallelism that makes the text so powerful and moving.

Original strips: 1978-06-19, 1978-06-21, 1978-06-22, 1978-07-03, 1978-07-31, 1978-08-10, 1978-08-24, 1978-12-16, 1979-07-31, 1979-09-22, 1979-11-12, 1980-04-09, 1980-10-19, 1980-10-31, 1980-11-12, 1981-11-01, 1984-10-29, 1984-11-28, 1986-06-28, 1986-07-03, 1991-09-18, 1992-03-24, 1993-02-03, 1997-03-21, 1997-12-24, 1999-11-25, 2001-02-23, 2001-10-05, 2001-11-26, 2002-06-09, 2002-08-22, 2002-09-02, 2004-03-22, 2004-09-03, 2005-09-29, 2007-03-22, 2007-12-25, 2011-01-17, 2011-07-14, 2012-04-10, 2012-10-04, 2013-02-19, 2019-02-10, 2019-04-11.