Seriously though, I love you all, I do.
I love panel five. LOVE.
Beyond wow oh snap no she didn’t
I love this
Spot on!! I remember this as leaving you very vulnerable and honest to people you trusted and felt safe with, back at LHS. Gregory Bateson wrote about this experience as a “double bind”. He really saw it as crazy-making. See http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gregory_Bateson#Double_bind for a short explanation or Steps to an Ecology of Mind for the full academic treatment. This insight really helped me gain perspective on my own detached, but “loving” family.
Panel two reminds me of As I Lay Dying. Possible inspiration?
My wife used to tell me she loved me every day. And then she died.
This is great. Incredible economy – you did more in 6 panels than I though possible. Really really good stuff.
Holy Golf Balls ! Panel 5 is horrifying, ha ha!
This is a truly great strip
Gabrielle, you have a very cool mom.
I loved (no pun in intended) Bell Hook’s All About Love too
I think I’ll have to get that back from my ex
Weak people mostly say that they “love” what they want and need. Love is mostly nothing.
I know that the “three little words” can be used as a wedge or a passive-aggressive plea, but as a parent of a kid who is just learning to talk, I want to say it to my son as much as possible. That’s not because it’s gratifying to hear him say it back (though it does make me happy), but because I want him to hear it from me all the time.
I hope that I’m not screwing up by doing that.
Can’t it just be a kindness?
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