Breaking Bad has reached its conclusion. Glorious TV. Characters that stay with you. I will miss the weekly anticipation. The Breaking Bad fans have become a family. Indeed, I spent the evening watching it with the usual gang who have gotten together for season openers and finales. My dear friend Mia treated us to her incredible cake:
It may seem odd, but I identified most with the pink teddy bear; the image of its half-burnt face both haunted and comforted me. Such an iconic image now.
30 years ago I underwent radiation treatment for an aggressive left parotid gland tumor. 30 years ago this month. Ah-mazing. Ever since, I am left with radiation after-effects like fragile teeth, confused nerve signals, ugly moles, shoulder damage, chronic sore neck and a distinctively slightly sunken left cheek by the ear.
They are just nagging effects but they remind me to be grateful. I don’t worry about it. I cherish all the after effects because I’m still here and I am able to smile.
It seems I have known that teddy bear since 1983. Stay tuned as I recreate the teddy bear using socks. Here is the plan: