When I saw this beautiful rendering of my beloved Calvin and Hobbes - a comic created by Bill Watterson - all grown up my heart melted! Calvin taught me big words, made me laugh, stirred up mischief and late-nights pondering the mysteries of the universe in a little me who used to flip through the giant books...
THE FIERCE JOY OF CHILDHOOD DREAMS
It seems like growing up is way cooler than we ever thought it could be... Our childhood fantasies like cars that drive themselves and singing concerts for people all around the world without stepping out the front door... They're possible and real. It's crazy if you stop and think about it, so don't. Just go for it, get grass stains on your knees and refuse to go to bed on time. ;)
Let's dream bigger than ever this weekend. We're not even growing up, we're growing out! Outward into this interconnected world. I can't wait to bust open more doors with you, crash more parties, make more dreams real...
CALVIN ON GROWING UP
Calvin “When a kid grows up, he has to be something. He can’t just stay the way he is. But a tiger grows up and stays a tiger why is that?”
Hobbs “No room for improvement.
Calvin “Of all the luck, my parents had to be humans.”
Hobbs “Don’t take it too hard. Humans provide some very important protein.”
Photo found via +Paul Roustan & +Zaine Ridling! Thanks guys!