Really wonderful, simple essay by Saïd Sayrafiezadeh:
Everyone dreams of power. No one dreams of power more than children. No child dreams of power more than one who has been sexually abused.
Thus I discovered one evening to my delight, while home alone, a brand-new television program called The Incredible Hulk…
It’s worth noting that the first thing that is seen during the opening credits of the show is the word “anger” flashing white on a monitor, which, when the camera pans back reveals it to be the word “danger.” (…)
And then the program would come to an end, always too soon, with that impossibly slow, sad piano playing as Banner walks down another freeway in another strange city with his backpack on and his thumb out, trying to hitch a ride because he is too poor to own a car — like my mother and I.