I'm listening to a mix I made for a friend on a road trip.
Oh, how I love road trips...
The song. It's BLACKBIRD.
It's a remix.
And I ran into the Los Angeles Times comic section I have kept - - the last Calvin and Hobbes comic strip to be published in that paper (I believe) September 19, 1993. Can I quote it? Can I get in trouble for this Mr. Watterson? Forgive me in advance...
"Look, a dead bird!"
"It must've hit the window..."
"Isn't it beautiful? It's so delicate..."
"Sigh...once it's too late, you appreciate what a miracle life is."
"You realize that nature is ruthless and our existence is very fragile. Temporary, and precious."
"But to go on with your daily affairs, you can't really think about that."
"Which is probably why everyone takes the world for granted and why we act so thoughtlessly."
"It's very confusing."
"I suppose it will all make sense when we grow up."
The next full frame is of Calvin and Hobbes leaning up against a tree, watching birds flying along in the sky...
This is a theme for me - at least, for today.
I hope I carry that theme with me for longer than 'at least, for today'...
Thanks for thinking of
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