Friday, November 7, 2014

Flashback Friday - Martin Wiles

Security Blankets by Martin Wiles

I wasn’t a fan of the show or comic strip, but one character mesmerized me.

Linus van Pelt was created by Charles Schulz for his comic strip Peanuts. He was Charlie Brown’s best friend and Lucy’s younger brother. He initially appeared in 1952 but didn’t speak until 1954, the same year he was shown with his “security blanket”-a term he coined. 

Linus’ emotional attachment to the blanket manifested itself in physical symptoms when he was separated from it. When Lucy had it laundered, he became weak and dizzy. When she buried it-attempting to break him of his habit, he dug up the neighborhood. Read more...

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