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Heroes and Villains

“My own heroes are the dreamers, those men and women who tried to make the world a better place than when they found it, whether in small ways or great ones. Some succeeded, some failed, most had mixed results… but it is the effort that’s heroic, as I see it. Win or lose, I admire those who fight the good fight.”
― George R.R. Martin

 

Heroes are willing to make a stand and risk it all to make something beyond them better. Perhaps they push a child out of the way of a moving vehicle. Perhaps they are firefighters who rush into a burning building because they hear a dog barking or perhaps they have learned that either the company they work for or the country they grew up believing in has been doing some rather horrible things like monitoring its citizens illegally when the country’s very foundations are based on freedom or perhaps performing illegal activities in other countries and then lying to its citizenry about it. The country in question then turns around and calls these people traitors for exposing this illegal activity. It’s good to know that heroes still exist. Tho a bit unsettling to see that villains do as well.
Blessings, G

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Quote of the Day – March 23 2013

“In all affairs it’s a healthy thing now and then to hang a question mark on the things you have long taken for granted.”
― Bertrand Russell

 

Are the things we take for granted anything more than the stories we tell ourselves?  We paint ourselves as hero or victim, seldom villain, at least for most people. I have tried to describe myself as an innocent bystander in my story more often than not only to discover that I wasn’t either of those things. Still this quote has given me an idea. The next time I am feeling sad or angry about something that has transpired, perhaps I can step back and look at things from a different perspective. Perhaps its not the story that’s at fault but the way its being told. If something happened that made me angry, how would the story sound if everyone involved was wearing clown suits or in their underwear? How about if the story was being told in retrospect from six months in the future or even six years? How would the story be told by someone watching it unfold or from the point of view of the jerk who was arguing with me? Could I actually Have been the jerk who was arguing with him? I will try each of these things and report back. This may be interesting to say the least.
Blessings, G

 

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Quote of the Day – December 16 2012

“As you get older it is harder to have heroes, but it is sort of necessary.”
― Ernest Hemingway

 

Harder? I seem to find heroes everywhere I go. Oh they may seem mundane to most, insane to some but for me heroes, nonetheless. The single mother who has worked to raise her children and provide for them who advocates for the one with a disability. The man who after a long period of homelessness starts a non-profit to help others and to show others how capable they are of helping. The musicians and artists who turn down prestigious gigs in countries with horrible records of human rights. The teacher who hides her first grade students away before a gunman comes in and kills her. Anyone out there who offers hope to another. People who show the beauty of their being in astonishing ways big or small. I have many heroes and discover new ones every day. New stars appear in my sky nightly.
Blessings, G

 

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Quote of the Day – December 31 2011

“Heroes know that things must happen when it is time for them to happen. A quest may not simply be abandoned; unicorns may go unrescued for a long time, but not forever; a happy ending cannot come in the middle of the story.”
–Peter S Beagle

Once again a quote has surprised me. I went looking for quotes on endings, perhaps one that would bring us to a beginning the snake Ourborus forever eating his own tail, or is that tale? Instead I find this amazing quote by Beagle that suggests that the story does not end but will be perpetually in progress.
How do I reconcile this with my belief that every moment can signify a new direction, a new chapter, a new beginning? Need I try? Some stories have the habit of taking wilder shifts than others.
To those of you who follow my blog, who have enjoyed the art, the writing and perhaps even these mini essays, thank you. May this next year find you joyful and healthy and may there be much new art, new jokes, and new stories that we can share.
Namaste G

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