Tuesday, October 29, 2013
In Memoriam: Ismael Cruz
Hey mikey, how you doin? Look, you can't let those walls get you down... believe me I know. I spent a little time behind walls. I know they can drive you crazy... you gotta look beyond the walls, you know, learn to live inside your head.
Poor Ismael Cruz. Even though he had committed violent crimes as a child, Ismael took to little Michael and was good and kind to him. He whispered into his room words of inspiration. Most of the guards and staff at Smith's Grove Sanitarium were complete assholes to Michael, but not Ismael. Ismael showed Michael respect. He served as sort of another paternal figure to Michael, in addition to Dr. Sam Loomis. While Loomis was all about getting into Michael's mind and trying to fix him, Ismael was ok with who Michael was and played as more a motivational figure, treating him as who he was and not who he wanted to me. And very non judgmental.
Here's to Ismael!