This week’s prompt is: Ode to a Hero
“Great heroes need great sorrows and burdens, or half their greatness goes unnoticed. It is all part of the fairy tale.”
― Peter S. Beagle, The Last Unicorn
“Heroes are made by the paths they choose, not the powers they are graced with.”
― Brodi Ashton, Everneath
“Anyway, if you need your heroes to be perfect, you won’t have very many. Even Superman had his Kryptonite. I’d rather have my heroes be more like me: trying to do the right thing, sometimes messing up. Making mistakes. Saying you’re sorry. And forgiving other people when they mess up, too.”
― Madeleine George, The Difference Between You and Me
We all have heroes that we look up to for some reason or another. We may not want to follow in their footsteps, but there is something about these people that make them bigger than life to us. They may not be perfect individuals; they may not even be real people at all. Whether it is a story book figure, a comic character, a celebrity, someone doing good in the world, friend, family or otherwise, this week let’s take the time to sing the praises of one of our heroes.
Try and have fun with this one. Was there a superhero that helped you put up with the bullies when you were a kid? Was there an amazing singer that you had to know everyone of there songs and they helped get you through the day? Was there a politician who made you believe in the system, or a civil rights leader who encouraged you to fight it? This week let’s pay them tribute and let them know how we felt.
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