A Nonpolitical Moment of Humanity at Dilworth Park in Philadelphia

Editor’s note: Award-winning cartoonist Mr. Fish covered the Democratic National Convention for Truthdig with drawings done on-site in Philadelphia. See all of his illustrations from the convention here.

Here is an illustration that I did on Wednesday of children playing in the fountains at Dilworth Park at City Hall.

The Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton supporters crisscrossing nearby are not included in the rendering. Nor are the convention balloons or placards megaphoning their tin whistle glee for democracy™ everywhere you look. Nor is the small band of religious zealots standing not 10 feet away with signs and a bullhorn raging against homosexuals and Muslims while tourists take pictures with their cellphones.

I wanted to pause and remind myself precisely what is poetic and nonpolitical about who we are, as people, as compared to what we pretend to be, as partisans.

By Mr. Fish

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