Dec 6, 2017

The Kindness of Strangers

This post is gonna be personal and without much explanation, but it's my website and it's the only avenue I have for this stuff.

The Kindness of Strangers
by Duy

In 1989, DC Comics was three years past the Crisis on Infinite Earths, which reset its universe from almost-ground-zero. One of the consequences of this was the erasure of Kara Zor-El from DC continuity. In essence, Supergirl, Superman's cousin, never existed.

Their holiday special, entitled Christmas with the Super-Heroes, had a Deadman story entitled "Should Auld Acquaintance Be Forgot." Deadman, a ghost named Boston Brand, is doubtful about his role in the universe, when he runs into a stranger from another world. Click to enlarge and take a read.

I am posting this because this is December and we're close to Christmas, but also because it reminded me of someone I once knew.

This post, short as it is, is dedicated to Alegria O'Bien, whom I knew as Mrs. Baby, who helped me through the roughest patch of my life, and put me on the path to becoming the kind of person I now aspire to be. She passed away last year. I only found out yesterday.

I'm not done with the journey she helped me start. But without her, I might have never gotten going.

Thank you, Mrs. Baby. Please rest in peace.

"We do it because it needs to be done. Because if we don't, no one else will. And we do it even if no one knows what we've done. Even if no one knows we exist. Even if no one remembers we ever existed."

This post was written so I'll always remember.

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