Recently I was in the middle of a binge on Squid Game with my husband after a large amount of our circle of friends hopped on that visual entertainment train. Occasionally I like to pick a character from what I’m watching to do an art study with. This time I chose player 001, the old man with the brain tumor and I used a still from the marble episode Gganbu (best friends).
The timing was unfortunate on my part. I showed it to my girlfriend hidden in the comments of a Squid Games meme she posted , only to find out the next morning that one of her best friends , a young mother and wife that had been battling a brain tumor for years passed away within hours of this exchange.
I think of Sae-Beok and Ji-Yeong and I’m crying.