Calvin and Hobbes by Bill Watterson for December 17, 2014
Hobbes: Still making snow art? Calvin: Yep! Hobbes: Yesterday your sculpture melted. Calvin: This time I'm taking advantage of my medium's impermanence. Calvin: This sculpture is about transience. As this figure melts, it invites the viewer to contemplate the evanescence of life. This piece speaks to the horror of our own mortality! Passerby: Hey stupid! It's too warm to build a snowman! What a dope! Ha ha ha ha! Hobbes: A Philistine on the sidewalk. Calvin: Genius is never understood in its own time.