What does hope look like? A sunrise? A fluffy puppy? A day of no pain, no worry, no sickness or despair?
Or does it look like the people we know; the fighters, the benevolent warriors, the shining lights of this never-ending crusade for justice? The ones who never give up, who keep giving until they have nothing left to give, and then give some more?
David Skidmore is one such glimmer of hope. He is known throughout the Lyme world as the artist behind the “Lyme Loonies” cartoon series. He has always been there for us, and he will be immortalized in his illustrations. But he has been fully spent, having recently announced his retirement. I can’t blame him for needing out. This activism business is brutal. And I can’t thank him enough for fulfilling my wish for this particular illustration. He has given me—US—sheer perfection.
Take note, Lyme Criminals:
What this signifies is something far bigger than even your egos.
This is a pivotal moment. We Lymish are growing wise to your scam. We are unifying behind the truth. And we are hungry for justice. The lone advocate in the sandbox has made plenty of friends, and the playground is now full of kids who know better—kids who know the truth and will stop at nothing to ensure that it is unleashed upon you.
Say it with me:
Lyme is not a controversy; it is a CRIME.
The testing is not flawed; it is FRAUD.
Justice is within our grasp. Keep reaching. Keep going. Keep going. Keep going.
Hope looks like unity behind the truth.