Thursday, October 20, 2016

A Letter From Peter Parker

Marci, Brian and Becca:

I was so saddened to learn about Ian and am so sorry for your loss.

I hear that many people say I am Ian's favorite superhero.   

I am not really a superhero at all.  I mean look at what I can physically do - I can fly through the city streets and jump building to building.  I have unusual strength and agility.  Even if I fall from the tallest skyscraper I never get hurt.  In fact, since I was bitten by that spider I have never had a need to see a doctor - for anything.  So there really is no risk to the life I lead - its not really heroic at all.

Ian on the otherhand is heroic - incredibly heroic.  He didn't have the physical gifts like me, but he managed to kick butt just the same.  And unlike me, he was always at risk but he pushed through whatever needed to be pushed through anyway.  Now that's heroic.  And that's how I measure who is a hero and who isn't.

In my line of work I always need real heroes to help me and I assure you that Ian will always be included in my web and my adventures.  He will continue to kick butt.

Deepest sympathy and appreciation,


Anonymous said...

So well said! There was no doubt in the world that Ian was a true superhero!
Lisa Lewis

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Anonymous said...

Heather Lev SuperIan!!! xoxo

Anonymous said...

Maureen Jack Herban This is awesome. ❤

Anonymous said...

Jamie Nathanson Miller Touching but true .

Jodi Postol said...

This is absolutely amazing and Ian would love it!

Anonymous said...

Eileen Amerman Rome So well said. Thank you for sharing.

Keira Silberstein Love it! ❤

Danielle Houseal Love this! We are allowed to wear Halloween costumes at school for the first time since I've been a teacher as long as they fit into the category of superhero or book character. So I am going to be Spider(wo)man in honor of Ian. Ordered my costume yesterday.

Keira Silberstein What a beautiful letter. This will stick with me for a long time...

Linda Lennon Frasciello Great letter and so true