21.06.11 by Jeff

Sadness

For the Mike Mills book giveaway last week, I asked people to share the last sad thing that had happened to them (sadness is a theme in the book). This little exchange really makes me feel like Booooooom is a success. I love the diverse community we have here!

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Jeff Hamada is the Founder and Editor of Booooooom. He lives and works in Vancouver.



  • http://hannahbuswell.blogspot.com/ Hannah

    it does suck. But sometimes, just sometimes, they say “i love you” back. That makes it worth it.

  • ryan

    i liked this. makes you feel.

  • audrey bartis – L’Impératrice

    Thank you all.
    As I wrote to Jeff, Alex’s story really touched me. and I was feeling the same thing at the same time, as I wrote it. it was just weird and nice at the same time to know that someone, somewhere, only 20 years younger, felt the same and had to run away. In a way, I think Alex was really courageous, and I found amazing that he “physically” ran away, when so many people – like me, for instance – just dissapear, or never answer back again. Maybe it was the first time his heart got broken, so I just wanted to say that we never change, we are all the same…

    • http://www.booooooom.com/ Jeff Hamada

      i just saw that you responded to this now! i came back to look at this post, it’s still one of the best exchanges in all the year’s running this site

  • lapetitefaon

    Wow the honesty on both Alex and Audrey’s parts is really touching. I love this post :)

  • Steven Duncan

    well, I agree. booooooom is a solid group. i’m glad to be a part of it. and alex: you rock for yelling “i love duude” outloud. keep going for it!

    • Steven Duncan

      “i love **you** duude”

  • Kerry

    This exchange is such a beautiful and accurate portrayal of heart break and love sickness, I had to copy it into my sketchbook so that I can remember it forever.





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