Date: June 19, 2011 07:33 am Title: Chapter 1
Wow. It must have been hard for Malcolm to extend the hand of reconcilation to his father, esp. considering their difficult history. Both Reeds strike me as valuing actions more than words, but when something needs to be said, they manage.
The style of writing is definitely Malcolm's voice. I'd be curious to know if Stuart ever responded.
Date: June 18, 2011 06:39 pm Title: Chapter 1
Wow, what a difficult letter for Malcolm to write. Happy Father's Day, indeed.
Yes, it had to be very hard for him to write, but I rather think he's glad he did, no matter what the response.
Thanks very much.
Date: June 16, 2011 08:54 pm Title: Chapter 1
Very difficult letter for Malcolm to write. But I'd bet it was very freeing as well, no matter if he received a reply or not.
Everything, and nothing.
Yes, it couldn't have been easy for him to write this. I doubt that the word 'love' was ever said aloud much in his family, at least not by his father. For him to be able to say these things to the man was a personal milestone for Malcolm. And I'm sure that, although he hoped for a reply, he could at least know that he had made the overture while it was still possible.
Date: June 15, 2011 10:05 pm Title: Chapter 1
This is lovely, Mareel. I always like to think that Malcolm and his father would mend fences before it was to late.
I hope Malcolm got his reply.
Thank you so much! I think, in addition to heeding Jonathan's suggestion, Malcolm might have had some lingering concerns after facing his own mortality a few too many times. We saw him start a letter to his parents in "Shuttlepod One" but don't know that it was ever sent.
I'm not sure if he even expected a reply. It was just something he needed to do, something he needed to offer.
Date: June 15, 2011 09:00 am Title: Chapter 1
I think this is a spot on interpretation, in the sense that Malcolm definitely expresses himself in letters better than he does in person. Good job.
Thanks very much! Yes, I agree that especially when it comes to situations like this, Malcolm is much more comfortable writing rather than trying to say it in person.