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Walking The Path with Brother Theophyle

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Favorite Music

In the cartoon's first panel, Theophyle is carrying a portable radio or “boom box” on which is playing a song by the French singer Charles Trenet, including the lines “Que-reste-t-il de nos amours, que reste-t-il de ces beaux jours”.

Theophyle says to Rabbit, “Ah, Charles Trenet, he's the greatest! How about you, what's your favorite music?”

Rabbit replies, “For goodness sakes, Theo, I'm a rabbit!”

Theophyle replies, “I know that, but you and I live in a cartoon world, where anything is possible.”

In the second panel of the cartoon, Theophyle is sitting on the ground, leaning against a tree. The boom box is next to him. Replying to Theophyle, Rabbit says, “Good point. In that case, it's an easy answer: Beethoven's 9th Symphony with the ”Ode to Joy” chorus”.

On the ground at the boom box is a red squirrel, who says, “Can we get some country music going here. Where's Willie Nelson on this machine?”

Beneath the cartoon is the following editor's note: As regular visitors to this feature know, Brother Theophyle normally wears a monk's robe. Today, to help me practice drawing, he agreed to wear “regular” clothing.