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Heartbreak by AnthonyHolden Heartbreak by AnthonyHolden
My son had his first lesson in heartbreak this week when his preschool ended. He loved that school, but it couldn’t go on forever.

It’s an important life lesson to have—after all, everything comes to an end eventually. As a dad, watching him grow up and learn this lesson was kind of bittersweet.
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EZIZA Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2014
Stop! Just, stop! I was expecting a laugh and now my heart is breaking! Excellent comics though :)
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Mini-Wolfsbane Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
This was just darling!! :heart:
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AnthonyHolden Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2014  Professional Filmographer
Thanks! It was a pretty tender moment from a dude who tends not to be tender so often, which made it extra special.
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jazzlamb Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2013  Student Filmographer
AWW. This is so, so lovely! I was leaving my friends after college, going back home last December and it felt exactly the same. You've captured it SO beautifully! Here's hoping your son will be happy again! :)
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AnthonyHolden Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2013  Professional Filmographer
He's recovered by now.

And it seems as though this is a pretty universal experience based on some feedback I'm getting.
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jazzlamb Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2013  Student Filmographer
Oh goody.
It's also how well you've translated the experience into that comic. Cheers!
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cromArt Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
aww man this is really sweet.
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AnthonyHolden Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2013  Professional Filmographer
thanks!
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macsorro Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2013
Those bittersweet moments never really end...:-( This is just a scratch on an avalanche of deep cuts. Thicken that skin Anthony.
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AnthonyHolden Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2013  Professional Filmographer
It's true. This is his first of many encounters with sadness--we both need to toughen up!
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artJou Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2013  Student General Artist
:heart:!
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NAN-EE Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2013
aawwww :C
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SANU-CHAN Featured By Owner May 30, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Awww :iconcutecryplz:
Well yeah, my first school still has a special place in my heart <3
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AnthonyHolden Featured By Owner May 30, 2013  Professional Filmographer
Always will, I bet. I still remember mine too.
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cddmanful Featured By Owner May 29, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
:tears: I have missed having littles, and experiencing this...too old now...

I hope he has grown from this--Can you see it, yet?
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AnthonyHolden Featured By Owner May 30, 2013  Professional Filmographer
Yeah, he has matured a lot over the last few months. Growing is hard though, you know?
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CyclopBunny Featured By Owner May 28, 2013  Student General Artist
Awwww, you have such a sweet little boy! :) Thanks for sharing with us!
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AnthonyHolden Featured By Owner May 30, 2013  Professional Filmographer
Of course--thanks for reading!
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CyclopBunny Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2013  Student General Artist
Of course! I'm not subscribed for nothing! :) :)
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MasikaRain Featured By Owner May 26, 2013
all I can say is, AWW.
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AnthonyHolden Featured By Owner May 30, 2013  Professional Filmographer
I think that is appropriate. :)
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MuttTheCartoonist Featured By Owner May 25, 2013
I know that feel.
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AnthonyHolden Featured By Owner May 30, 2013  Professional Filmographer
I think it's probably pretty universal.
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Marmottegarou Featured By Owner May 25, 2013  Professional Filmographer
nicely told story :) (and for the little one he'll soon discover that real school is overly stimulating ^^ reading , counting learning !! :D)
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AnthonyHolden Featured By Owner May 30, 2013  Professional Filmographer
Yeah--I'm just glad that his first experience was one that made him LIKE school.
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Marmottegarou Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2013  Professional Filmographer
indeed ^^
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itssangman Featured By Owner May 25, 2013  Student Filmographer
Aw, that's so sweet
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AnthonyHolden Featured By Owner May 30, 2013  Professional Filmographer
:)
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MissKeith Featured By Owner May 24, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
I had my last day with my kids in the after school program... I experienced this heartache all day ;_; Those poor babies
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AnthonyHolden Featured By Owner May 30, 2013  Professional Filmographer
I know! It's hard to watch, but it's so beautiful at the same time.
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hooksnfangs Featured By Owner May 24, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Gosh... This is adorable and I feel for this kid. Although I didn't go to pre-school. :/
Lots of emotion put into this!
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AnthonyHolden Featured By Owner May 30, 2013  Professional Filmographer
It was an emotional day.
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Free-Falling Featured By Owner May 24, 2013  Professional General Artist
Awww. At least he loves school I honestly hope he continues to the rest of his life. Things aren't always so kind later on...
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AnthonyHolden Featured By Owner May 30, 2013  Professional Filmographer
Tell me about it. Loving school aside, I hope he just keeps on loving to learn.
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Free-Falling Featured By Owner May 30, 2013  Professional General Artist
Just let him know that Power corrupts and knowledge is power so if he keeps on learning he can give Lex Luthor a run for his money. =B
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AnthonyHolden Featured By Owner May 30, 2013  Professional Filmographer
Haha! I WILL tell him that.
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Free-Falling Featured By Owner May 30, 2013  Professional General Artist
Hahahaha XD Glad to give you a laugh.
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Hellstroem Featured By Owner May 24, 2013
Fantastic pace and story telling.
And one remembers these small catastrophes, that seemed insurmountable and then, soon suddenly was nothing - because new things would happen.
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AnthonyHolden Featured By Owner May 30, 2013  Professional Filmographer
Well said. As we grow, those things that seemed so big do feel smaller, don't they?
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Hellstroem Featured By Owner May 30, 2013
Very much so - which is encouraging, for the seemingly insurmountable problems we're currently facing will also be merely trifles later in life.
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JohnWRoberts Featured By Owner May 24, 2013  Professional Filmographer
:'( awwwwwwwwwwwwww
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AnthonyHolden Featured By Owner May 30, 2013  Professional Filmographer
:)
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renortoles Featured By Owner May 24, 2013  Student Photographer
Oh poor buttercup. :(
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AnthonyHolden Featured By Owner May 30, 2013  Professional Filmographer
I know! He's all better now, though we still aren't "allowed" to say school around him. :)
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SupremeLinkin Featured By Owner May 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
*squeals as she is rolling on the floor* kawaii~
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AnthonyHolden Featured By Owner May 30, 2013  Professional Filmographer
It was pretty adorable.
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Pardilate Featured By Owner May 24, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:( cant we spare the pain to the little ones?
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AnthonyHolden Featured By Owner May 30, 2013  Professional Filmographer
I don't think we can. And that kind of makes it doubly hard.
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Pardilate Featured By Owner May 30, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:(
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