I need a hero!
I'm holding out for a hero till the end of the night...
He's gotta be sure, and he's gotta be soon and he's gotta be larger than life.
My husband loves the Lord of the Rings books but doesn't like the movies as much. Often he will say that it is because he wants the characters to be more mythic--like the books. Less flawed. He says that there isn't enough of that anymore.
He went on to say that TV comedies were too dramatic. I agree. We have been watching Cheers on Amazon Prime and I am laughing so hard my sides hurt. I don't recall the last time that happened when I was watching TV now. Dramas--have never been better. Comedies--even Big Bang Theory which I like isn't funny anymore.
Then he went on to the fact that we used to really look up to the people who led the country. We used to want our children to be like them. Is there one person in the current race for president (either side) that we want to tell our daughter to emulate?
I've been thinking of that since we discussed it.
Do we have heroes anymore? I don't mean Marvel superheroes I mean real people.
Who are your heroes? I mean my mom was my hero but that's only been since I was an adult. When I was younger I looked up to Judy Blume (I still do) and Sandra Day O'Connor.
I looked up to Marion Zimmer Bradley and Bill Cosby too. I am repulsed by this now.
I greatly admire President Obama and his wife. J. K. Rowling is my hero.
Who are your heroes? Why?