To be, or to be — or maybe not

Lawrence Luckom
5 min readApr 22, 2020
Illustration: Lawrence Luckom

In English, you either are or you are not. Just ask Hamlet.

Not so in Spanish. Spanish has two verbs “to be”: ser and estar. And thereby hangs a tale.

The first question, and the last

“To be, or not to be, that is the question.” Not this time.

Lawrence Luckom

Cultural and political cartoonist, pattern spotter, story teller, UX designer.