One of my persistent beliefs throughout my always-changing philosophy is that Americans need to take more holidays. I do not intend to be disrespectful, (maybe just a bit frivolous) but I would like to point out that if Congress had been closed for Twelfth Night and Three Kings Day and today, Scarabaeus Day, the violence at the Capitol yesterday might not have happened. Of course, that is only a Utopian fantasy, but if you haven’t noticed yet, that is the America where jackalopes live. In some ways, Geranium Lake Properties is an invitation to you to consider the benefits of living the Jackalopian way.
This is the first of three GLP comics I want to share with you on the subject of Scarabaeus Day. I had hoped to make another post later today, or maybe even tomorrow. (It is always appropriate to extend a Jackalopian holiday if there are leftovers. I cannot be the only one who appreciates 75% off peppermint bark in the second week of January.) However, the other two comics, from 1993 and 1995, might have some kind of tricky connection with the Enochian language. I may need more than a day or two to discover whatever I can about the mystery.
Traditionally, Scarabaeus Day is the day to consecrate or give away scarabs carved from carnelian, chalcedony, agate and onyx. For those people who are fresh out of carnelian and other such scarabs, you may draw a scarab and cut it out of fancy paper, or color it, then give it to your beloved giftee. Here are some scarabs designed for you by Yost, the mythical author of GLP comics. You can print these out and color them, or use them in a design of your own.