Monday, February 14, 2011

Calvin and Hobbes on Love

Calvin: What's it like to fall in love?
Hobbes: Well... say the object of your affection walks by...
Calvin: Yeah?
Hobbes: First, your heart falls into your stomach and splashes your innards. All the moisture makes you sweat profusely. This condensation shorts the circuits to your brain and you get all woozy. When your brain burns out altogether, your mouth disengages and you babble like a cretin until she leaves.
Calvin: THAT'S LOVE?!?
Hobbes: Medically speaking.
Calvin: Heck, that happened to me once, but I figured it was cooties!! 

We've started our ceremony planning in earnest. I spent a lot of time this weekend looking for readings that resonated from sources that felt authentic to who we are. It's been both more difficult and rewarding than I expected, with a few welcome detours for laughter along the way. And while I don't think Calvin and Hobbes can make it into our ceremony (especially not this quote), it made me smile. So for Valentines Day/Singles Awareness Day this year, I thought it was worthwhile to slip back into my happily single mindset and celebrate a bit of childhood to boot.


  1. I *love* Calvin and Hobbes!!

    We're actually tackling ceremony planning too...good luck!

  2. Omigosh, in high school I drew this strip on cardstock and cut it up to make a puzzle for my boyfriend. I still love Calvin and Hobbes!

    Good luck on the readings, and happy V Day!

  3. calvin and hobbes is ridiculously awesome...secret: my mom had these two full water-damaged old newspaper-sized calvin and hobbes books in the basement. i dug through them one day and couldn't stop, i thought i had happened upon some kind of antique mysteriously wicked cartoon! that ACTUALLY made me laugh! i was very disappointed to find C&H at a local bookstore soon after...but i still go through phases where i just think of it as the cartoon no one knows about, and it's 2x as funny then, for some reason.

  4. Calvin and Hobbes.. classic sages of advice and reality.

    Love you C & H


  5. I have loved that strip for years, but it didn't make the cut for our readings, either. Although, honestly, I think it might have been Tony who said no first. He's much mushier than I am (but don't tell him I said that; he'll deny it).


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