Calvin & Hobbes on Death.

Via Waylon Lewis
on Jan 21, 2012
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We’ve posted on straight-up, respectful, don’t-know-mind teaching about death to children before.

This one’s so good, adults will learn from it. And by learn I don’t mean “absorb knowledge,” for as the cartoon says, we all gotta do the best we can with what little knowledge we have.

By “learn,” rather, I mean feel more:


About Waylon Lewis

Waylon Lewis, founder of elephant magazine, now & host of Walk the Talk Show with Waylon Lewis, is a 1st generation American Buddhist “Dharma Brat." Voted #1 in U.S. on twitter for #green two years running, Changemaker & Eco Ambassador by Treehugger, Green Hero by Discovery’s Planet Green, Best (!) Shameless Self-Promoter at Westword's Web Awards, Prominent Buddhist by Shambhala Sun, & 100 Most Influential People in Health & Fitness 2011 by "Greatist", Waylon is a mediocre climber, lazy yogi, 365-day bicycle commuter & best friend to Redford (his rescue hound). His aim: to bring the good news re: "the mindful life" beyond the choir & to all those who didn't know they gave a care. | His first book, Things I would like to do with You, is now available.


10 Responses to “Calvin & Hobbes on Death.”

  1. maru says:

    It is lovely, and sad, and true

  2. mrchokeys says:

    Your imaginary talking tiger will never leave you? Does Hobbes represent the superego, Buddha Nature, or some actual spirit of an animist or even polytheistic origin? When the Knight of Swords appears, slashing and severing piece by piece the illusion constructed and defined as your nominal life, will the tiger be there when nothing is left but a seed? If you have seen the view from the land of the dead, you know.

  3. karlsaliter says:

    I've always thought of death as just nature's way of killing us.

  4. Katie says:

    I have seen the view from the land of the dead. And I have no idea what you're talking about.

  5. Guest says:


  6. mrchokeys says:

    "….he who questions is seeking, primarily, the abyss." Antoine de Saint Exupery

  7. mrchokeys says:

    (Just another season in the abyss)

  8. WTF??? says:

    Intellectual property rights? Acknowledgment?

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