Valerie's color work here is such a blast, it really gives the thing its silence and rhythm and temperature. It was one last attempt at something I'd never really seen (or enjoyed) in comics, and I think we both gave it our all.
It put tears in my eyes to revisit this, a sequence I've mostly avoided looking at since the series wrapped. It's just too direct an acknowledgment of the story, too sincere for its own good... and it's a song to boot. Agh! So it's just hard for me to look at this. But when I did, it made me cry, how about that.
As to the song choice, it's self-explanatory I think? The song slaps, the mood is eternal. Last year I went with my husband to see Cher on 4/20. It was a truly thoughtful gift from him, a throwback to the sort of fun we used to have before we left New York, before Arlene's stopped doing live band karaoke, before all the venues shut down. And it all lives in me - I can still hear it and smell it and feel it - and love continues to reproduce itself. I didn't know, but now I do. Thank you for reading.