Sunday’s Best: Love in the Understanding

Today is a good day for the comics page.  So good that I’ll probably post a few other Sunday comics throughout the week.  But there are a few things about this week’s classic Peanuts strip that set it apart.

Love in the UnderstandingThe first thing that’s great about the strip is the sleeping Woodstock in the bottom left corner of the first panel.  I can’t remember ever seeing something like that in a Peanuts strip.  Plus it’s rare to find a Woodstock moment that I really like.

The second thing, of course, is the always-interesting exchange between Peppermint Patty and Charlie Brown.  Sometimes being a romantic just doesn’t translate well when communicating with others.

The thing I like most about the strip, though, is the specificity of the memory.  A specific car with a specific person and a specific set of actions.  All of it mixed together points to something quite human and easily recognized . . . unless you’re Peppermint Patty.

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