Who is your hero? I’m not talking about someone actually living and breathing although I know most of us will claim that their hero lives, I know mine does but we will get to him a bit later, right now we are going to talk about all the imagined heroes and villains in the world.
When I was a kid Batman was my hero, I watched every episode
of the old Adam West and Burt Ward Batman series episodes, and to me it was
just like real life, although whenever I was fighting the bullies on the playground
I never saw the words BIFF and POW above their heads as I swung my fists wildly
in the air, I can say I saw stars many times, because after all they were
bullies, and Batman wasn’t really there to save me.
As I grew up Batman was replaced, and for many of my
longtime readers you already know the answer as to who my hero today is, for
you who don’t remember check out The Snoopy Incident
this post gives away the answer, yes I Love Snoopy and we all know he is real
because I actually kissed him.
Actually as we grow up a lot of these childhood heroes are
forgotten, but for Cindy and I once the Grandson was born we were quickly reintroduced
to many superheroes and villains from our past, our children’s past, and now
The last time I spoke to Benjamin on the phone I asked about
Captain America, man that was mistake and I was immediately informed “Papa I
like Leonardo”, OK I have this I thought, The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, our
boys liked them when they were young and I remember the names, so I said “so
you like Raphael, Michelangelo, and Donatello too” he replied “No Papa, you
know Leonardo, the one with the Blue mask”
Now Mimi is on the computer frantically buying up all the
Ninja Turtle paraphernalia she can find, I have to keep reminding her you know
Leonardo, the one with the Blue mask.
A few weeks back I ran across the old Batman series on TV, I
sat down to relive my childhood and watch my old favorite program, after about
five minutes I thought, Man this is kind of cheesy, no wonder I switched over
to Snoopy, Peanuts is actually like real life and I can live with that.
We all need someone to look up to, be it our Parents,
Grandparents, Children, Minister, Police officers, Firemen, Ninja Turtles, or
even Snoopy, having a hero gives you hope when you need it, comfort when you
are down, and a smile when you realize how cheesy that old program was, BIFF,
POOF, POW all your problems away for a few minutes and be glad that we all can
have someone or something to look up to.
Who was your childhood hero and do you still have a
hero, imaginary or not?