I remember back in my day, the Care Bears used to stand for something. They didn’t meddle with ambiguity or moral grays, They stood for things. You know, big obvious things that you don’t really have to sell, like friendship and birthdays and such, but you knew what they represented. I’m not sure where we are here.
We’ve got sort of a “whiter shade of pale” bear thing happening, or possibly a “Discussing Moral Ambiguities in a Non-Judgmental Manner” bear. For those moments when you just need a friend to help you discuss ideas that aren’t quantifiably right or wrong, Moral Ambiguity Bear will help you navigate through ethical grays with the grace and elegance of a Swiss diplomat on a tightrope. Take one home. He, she, or it, is the official Care Bear of the church of England!
Though I’m not sure it’s actually a bear. If it is, it’s of the “gummi” subspecies, and a well-loved one, at that. That head looks a bit like two or three preschoolers got ahold of the poor thing and found out they didn’t like licorice.
Salvation Army on 183 near Anderson Mill, Austin