Friday, March 5, 2010

Graphic Novel Fridays: Pedro & Me by Judd Winick

When someone you love dies and
you're not expecting it, you don't lose
her all at once. You lose pieces over a
long time.
The way the mail stops coming and
her scent fades from pillows and even
from the clothes in her closet and
Gradually, you accumulate the parts
of her that are gone forever...
There comes another day
and another specifically
missing part.
- John Irving
What Caught My Eye: I think this was the last season of the Real World I watched. It was in San Francisco, it had great people on the show, and after last Friday's terrible accident, I just needed to read something about friendship, love and grieving and celebrating a person's life.
Why I Didn't Put It Down: Honestly, I really liked watching this season of the Real World, it might be the last time that show was actually "real." Pedro Zamora exposed the world to the human side of HIV/AIDS. I think, I just also needed something that celebrated an amazing person's life. It was also interesting seeing a side you didn't seen on the television screen. It is a wonderful and powerful story about tolerance, opening your self up to new experiences and finding people who will change your life if you keep an open heart and mind.
Who Would I Recommend This To: People who have lost someone in their life. People who remember watching the Real World San Francisco. It is a great story and the quote from John Irving's A Prayer for Owen Meany really did help me.

1 comment:

Elisabeth Abarbanel said...

I love this book and recommend it often. I loved The Real World back then too... I love the book's new cover!