Saturday, September 11, 2010

holding on and letting go

drive-by readings

Daytripper #10 (DC/Vertigo)
"Chapter Ten: 76"
Fabio Moon
Gabriel Bá
Dave Stewart
Sean Konot

what we learned: i need to re-read this series from beginning to end to appreciate the larger picture (the standalone issues are already little gems), but for now, let me share the first part of the letter Brás' father leaves him, as he weighs in with his mortality.

Dear son,
You're holding this letter now because this is the most important day of your life.
You're about to have your first child.
That means the life you've built with such effort, that you've conquered, that you've earned, has finally reached the point that it no longer belongs to you.

that is something my own father might've said, if he were still alive to be on hand when i finally have my own child.

the whole Brás de Oliva Domingos in different stories may seem weird and trippy (the book is called Daytripper after all), but am sure it'll make sense to me eventually.
oh shit moment: probably the moment when these two gentlemen, Moon and , made tears run down my cheek reading this book.
what's next: what do you do for an encore?

c'mon, haven't you heard? cigarettes won't kill you.

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