Thanks to my conservative friend Lea for finding Duck!Rabbit! (we’ll leave it to your imagination as to how she found such a thing).
Co-author Tom Lichtenheld describes the first incarnation of DuckRabbit – before it was a children’s book – as the most memorable concept from his college career, first introduced by a professor in a lecture on Freud and Zen:
‘…the simultaneous presence of two seemingly contradictory realities in one space challenges our instinct for rational perception. to wit, the “duck rabbit.” ‘
The children they drew the DuckRabbit for thought it was really “coooool.” Perhaps adults might gain from enjoying rather than gnashing teeth about what Lea has dubbed (and I’m smart enough to jump onboard for) “the power of &.”
The DuckRabbit. Now officially the mascot of The Village Square.