Calvin: What's it like to fall in love?
Hobbes: Well... say the object of your affection walks by...
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.