:C FOLLOW YOUR DREAMS FRANK
….You keep saying that…I am starting to wonder just who you are trying to convince with that.
I absolutely love the last two pannels, they show Frank’s thoughts and feelings so incredibly well,
having to do somethig you hate/don’t like for the rest of your life must make you feel such dread and anger… And his dad’s face! saying he doesn’t regret his choices after he almost died without exploring what he loves the most…. I love this page *_________*
Ugh. I thought he would tell Frank to follow his dreams. I’m disappointed he didn’t. At least Papa Murakami had his wife and kids by is side to make up for the fact that he gave up his dream. What is he leaving his gay son to look forward to? A life of loneliness on a farm he didn’t want? If this is what happens I will be so upset. Frank better sell the farm to some conglomerate for a butt load of cash and follow his dream, or I will cry.
I feel like my skin’s crawling with expectations. Its like I want bite my arm off and run far far and far away. Go follow your dreams Frank!!! Don’t let your parent’s expectations keep you from doing what you love the most.
“So I automatically assume you won’t, either.”
Has Frank reached some resolve? Or is he more angry at his dad words?
Kori, thanks for the hoover text, lighten the page … somehow…
what is frank’s dad suffering for?Is that a facial ictus or something
he had a stroke
somehow I feel like his father told Frank his story as a way to show he can relate to Frank’s pain and sense of responsibility but also to give him the push to think about his own dream. alot of commentors see it as so negative but I saw it as an indirect way of telling Frank he’s sorry.
It feels like he’s saying, “it’s over now. It’s not just the two of us — me, your mother, and you. Whatever you choose, it is okay.” It’s like he’s saying he didn’t like farming, but because he loved his wife and his son – his family – he didn’t care if he didn’t like farming. Farming was the nearest solution to have all of them survive or live properly. “Farming is hard son, and it’s not always a smooth business; there will be ups and down. Even back then when I started farming, it was hard. But I had to keep doing it, I had to keep it thriving in order to provide for all of us. I didn’t follow my dreams, but in exchange, I was blessed with you and your sisters, and your mother. I don’t regret my decisions at all. I love you all.”
I think it was fine not to tell his son what to choose. He chose farming over dancing because the past circumstances, but he didn’t regret that. Right now, Frank has choices, and he’s basically telling Frank to choose what his son believes he won’t regret in the future. With their current situation, I don’t think it’d be all that bad if Frank chooses to chase his dreams over the farm. However, in reality they will still need money – to continue schooling, to eat, drink, sleep, and others. So, maybe they’ll still keep their farm, but not as how it used to be. Or maybe some of them siblings will have to start working part-time, or something.
Anyway, I don’t think the farm will completely disappear, it will probably stay, but in a more down-scaled, humbler version/state in the future. It’s something that’s been there for a very long time, plus it’s very precious to Frank’s father (and to the family, maybe?). So it’ll probably stay.
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