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the path of the sage must become the path of the hero

Remember the time we lost Superman?

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I have referenced a number of portrayals of Christopher Reeve as Clark Kent and Kal-El/Superman. His performance was powerful, but his example after his injury was equally powerful. I think it fitting that not long after, his beloved Dana joined him in death… a testament to their love and fortitude.

This is the Hero’s Journey… thank you, Rara.

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It was early October of 2004, and I was sprawled on my green sofa snacking on Haribo gummies, waiting for my straight-as-sin hair to dry into hopefully-luscious curls.  My sofa was the stuff of dreams, which is– long story, short– why I didn’t have a bed.

I heard a tap on the door, and I looked up to see my big brother poking his head into my room.

“Gotta minute, sis?” he said.

“Yehp, whath’sup?” I replied with my mouth full of semi-chewed red gummy, and my hair full of rollers.

haribo_kiss“You’re disgusting.” he deadpanned.

“Your face is disgusting. Boom.” I retaliated instantly, all the while offering him a Haribo.

He took one and sat down.  It was yellow, but he ate it anyway.

He never ate the yellow ones.

“What’s wrong?” I prodded, turning to face him on the couch, tucking my cold feet under his legs.  The…

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Author: jaklumen

Wherever you see "jaklumen", that's me. The username is still unique as of 2016, so it's just me, and only me. It's the real me, because I'm bad at faking otherwise.

One thought on “Remember the time we lost Superman?

  1. His life, both as Superman, and as a man in a terrible position, were inspirational.
    And no matter how often they remake it, Reeve will always be my Superman.

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