Sunday, March 11, 2012

This One's For You, Mom

I love Mutts by Patrick McDonnell.  It's one of the few strips out there that make me feel like I did when my grandmother used to hand me collections of Peanuts cartoons (paperbacks from the 50's and 60's, when Snoopy still walked on all four legs, which I still think are the best of the strip's history).

This is a strip I came across ages ago - but tonight, as I was looking for comics to turn into a worksheet for my students (we're learning to use quotation marks in dialogue), I found it again.  And again, I thought how very like my mother the cat Mooch is in his simple, direct advice.  Mom's given the same advice to me more times than I can count.  Like Sourpuss, I have a habit of getting overwhelmed by the immensity and bleakness of life - and sometimes, I need a reminder that there IS such a thing as thinking too much.

Love you, Mom.  Thanks for the most excellent advice.


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