comic: marriage proposals

"So, how did he ask?"

That's the first question that gets asked when a girl declares that she's gotten engaged.

I drew this coming in the weeks preceeding my asking Liz to marry me. I remember feeling pressure building every time I'd hear an engagement story that involved flash mobs, crazy surprises with hidden friends to take pictures, or elaborate fakes to keep the soon-to-be fiance off the trail.

I felt some anger because none of that was me. None of that was something that I wanted to do or how I wanted to do it. I just felt like I "should" plan something big because that is what is expected. The gift of that other peson agreeing to spend the rest of their life with you seems quickly overshadowed by the wrapping that it came in.

So I drew a comic of how I felt about the situation.

Samuel Mandell

Professional Listener, Blogger, Public Speaker, and all around Good Guy.

Missoula, Montana http://www.thelittleyes.com

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