Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Response to In the Cemetery Where Al Johnson Is Buried

I felt the ending of this piece where the chimp is forming the words "Baby, come hug, baby come hug" very touching. The author of this piece talks about friendship, grief, and fear. She brings up interesting animal stories that will cheer up her ill friend. Perhaps she also is a companion sharing the same illness as her friend. She remembers useless information that at the same time is very interesting. With the death of her friend she takes a class to overcome her fear of flying. The last part where she talks about an experiment where a chimp has a baby and then her baby dies and she is forming words "fluent now in the language of grief." The author herself has also become fluent.

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