Reading Together, Knowing the Ending
I’m a sucker for articles like this. The author of this piece recalls how talking about books brought him and his mother together as they dealt with her cancer. It was deeply sentimental without delving into weird, melodramatic waters. This is why I love reading the New York Times.
My idea for this piece was to create a realistic open book, with the words on the page jumbled together to form two silhouettes talking to each other. This would allude to the books they were reading through together, but would also bring to mind how our memories of loved ones are like books. The author’s mother is now gone, but he has the ability to open the pages of this book and relive the experiences they had. When those pages close, it brings the two of them together again, closer than ever.