"We’ve all selected the wrong partners, all gotten hurt, and hopefully all moved on wiser for the experience. But there are those who, even in the face of constant disappointment, continue to believe that the intensity of their desire will be rewarded by an eventual jackpot of affection. And if that’s the slot machine you’re playing, friend, you’d better leave the casino ‘cause that one don’t pay out"
BATMAN: MAD LOVE (Feb. 1994)
Art by Bruce Timm & Rick Taylor
Words by Paul Dini
I haven’t posted comics in a while, but this is something we can all learn from.
Anyone remember when we were younger? We told everyone how we can’t wait to grow up.
Get bigger, and stronger.
Remember how we used to say that adults have it easy? All they had to do was work and come home.
They didn’t have school, they didn’t have to learn anything. It’s a very laughable memory.
Forward to now and here we are wishing we were young; wishing how we were still in school; wishing how we were still smaller, and carefree.
All we can do now is live those times through our progeny. See how we once were, and smile at that.
We will warn them that they have it best in their youth than we do currently, but they, being young, will stubbornly refuse to believe so. The beauty of it is, that they find out later on that we were right, and the cycle will always continue.