This Quote from Calvin and Hobbes Changed My Life

August 15, 2010

Calvin: Here I am, waiting for the bus. Eleven more years of school to go. Then college, then maybe graduate school, and then I work until I die…. What kind of world IS this ?! You only get five years to be kid?? What about exploring and discovering and playing? Those things are important too.

Hobbes: Well, you still have afternoons and weekends.

Calvin: That’s when I watch TV.

I remember reading that comic when I was a kid and realizing that my whole meaningless suburban existence was pre-ordained to be boring as hell… and that I didn’t want it.

It took me around a decade to figure out that there were other options out there. But Calvin and Hobbes got the ball rolling.

Thanks, Mr Watterson.

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How did I end up in Spain? Why am I still here almost 20 years later? Excellent questions. With no good answer... Anyway, at some point I became a blogger, bestselling author and contributor to Lonely Planet. So there's that. Drop me a line, I'm happy to hear from you.

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