Sunday, 19 June 2011

Happy Father's Day!


I think that this wonderful Calvin and Hobbes panel by Bill Watterson really captures the essence of what it means to be a good father. There is Calvin and his tiger buddy Hobbes, having fun reading the Sunday comics in front of the fireplace, a mug of hot chocolate nearby. They are warm, happy and safe.

Where's Dad? Oh, there he is -- outside in the cold, shoveling snow. Yet another unsung service which he provides for his family's well-being. He is not the visual focal point of the picture but his hard work and reliability make the whole picture possible.

21 comments:

Twain12 said...

i love Calvin and Hobbes :)

knitwit said...

My 7 year-old loves Calvin and Hobbes and models his own life after Calvin's! Great post!

laurie said...

Brilliant!Wise choice, perfect,,

Francie said...

Well said, Debra!

Jim said...

I like this!

Jeanne said...

Hooray for Good Ol' Dad!!
And Calvin and Hobbes, too. :0)

mermaid gallery said...

perfect image...so true...love it!

Robin Larkspur said...

Sweet and sentimental! A good selection for Father's Day!

dbs said...

Exactly.

The Traveler said...

Excellent choice! Calvin & Hobbes is a great choice to highlight parenting in adversity, lol. If it snowed here I'm quite sure my 4 year old would have some snowscapes to rival Calvins, lol.

Plowing Through Life said...

I love Calvin and Hobbes! A perfect choice for today...

Mercurio said...

great choice for today. Happy fathers day to all the snow shovelers out there.

laughingwolf said...

perfection personified, deb! :)

Kathy said...

I love Calvin and Hobbes. All those character building exercises his dad inflicts upon him. LOL Glad for dads, for sure!

Wendy S. said...

Behind ever great woman stands a great man, errrr...or a tiger ; )

YELLOWDOG GRANNY said...

perfect..and I mis calvin and hobbes

TIMMYTHEROBOT said...

I spent the whole day with my dad. Was nice.

Alexis said...

happy fathers day to all :) saw your from canada, i am from toronto :) +followed

Wizardess said...

Nice one! As was your Two Spirits post. Sorry bout your hockey heartache.

karena said...

Great post...so true.

young-eclectic-encounters said...

How true! Thanks for shating
Inhave a fun video for you- it's a bit irreverant but very funny- some guy took pics off the net kind of at random and then wrote a song about it
http://youtu.be/nd2rBWbvDbA
hope you enjoy
Johnina :^A