The Walking Dead: Imagined Gains and Losses

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Michonne. My girl. I don’t know what I’ll do. I’ll be heartbroken for real. And for a long time. I’ll be like those sports fans that you can’t talk to for the whole week after their team loses a game. But this will be like after losing The Stanley Cup or the Super Bowl.

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I’m not minimizing or comparing sports to death. I’m saying that a fictional death will affect me for long after the night of the show, My eyes will be puffy I won’t be able to go anywhere on Monday. It will be like after watching The Color Purple or The Joy Luck Club.

Michonne is life. She is balance. She is tough and soft. She is smart and wise. She has done stupid things but she has learned. She has been in denial and then looked it right in the face.

She is blunt but doesn’t judge. She is beautiful and not afraid of ugly. I wish I could write fancy deep stuff about her right now, but that’s not the reason I would be sad if she died.

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The reasons you love someone, the ones that make you attached to them aren’t the fancy ones that you write about. They’re the ones that you feel that you don’t know how to write about or how to express. The intangible.

Michonne is as special as her name. She just is.  And if she dies, I will be crushed and heartbroken. I just will. And if I can summon her strength, I will riot!