The Comics Curmudgeon:
New-school Mark Trail: not only does he consort with geese but he also expresses the human emotion of affection for his wife? Bizarre. I mean, at least he’s doing it from a distance of several miles, so he won’t be expected to hug or kiss or touch or look at her. Seems relatively safe. Also, notice how he pairs up “being married to you” and “living here in Lost Forest”: if I have my LoFo lore right, the Trails’ cabin home is actually owned by Cherry’s father Doc. So, yes, this actually makes sense: every once in a while, Mark needs to placate Cherry’s intense, terrifying, incomprehensible feelings with an absolute minimum physical contact, so that he can continue to live rent-free in a cabin next to a forest, which is all he’s ever wanted in life. “I’ll be home later, honey!” he says. SPOILER ALERT: He’ll be home a lot later.
Mark Trail has been basking in his own glory all week (e.g., Tuesday and the end of last week). I've learned very little about life over the past 50+ years but I have learned this, whenever you are at a local optimum on your utility surface, life is about to slap you back down that surface. Is there any chance he'll drive his Jeep into the falls? Or the ill-tempered grizzly bear chews his leg off? We can only hope.
And here is some unsolicited advice, never be too happy. Life has a way of knowing when you are too happy.