Bah Bah Black Sheep, The Screwloose Letters, Vol 1, #10

Bah Bah Black Sheep, The Screwloose Letters, Vol 1, #10 Who wants to be a sheep? Not me, you say, with no hesitation. It’s not a good image to cultivate. A sheep is thought to be none too swift, one who just follows the herd, blindly, even if over the nearest cliff. Perhaps you may recall that scene in Far From the Madding Crowd where the shepherd Gabriel’s dog drives his whole flock down the hill and into the sea below, even as he blissfully sleeps. All you have to do is get the first one headed in the desired direction, the rest will follow behind, no questions asked. The “black sheep,” in popular iconography, fares even worse. He’s the one who just doesn’t get it right, even from the floc

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