Superheroes in disguise.
the wow this weekend deals with superheroes, they are looking at people who bail us out of a tricky situations, people who work with dedication uncompromisingly to make our life a little smoother. Well do I know any one like that someone who can create a miracle. Oh! The person could be in disguise.
Well are we looking for a hero or are we looking for a rescuer? For super heroes are born in the mind people who are despeate to be rescued.
Sometimes the line is very thin. Heroes are people who are admired for great or brave acts, or fine qualities. A person who is greatly admired. Just does his job, while a rescuer needs a damsel in distress, or mankind in peril. Actually heroes are made by the paths they choose and deeds they do and not the powers they are granted with.
Yet we love our superheroes, because they refuse to give up on us, we can analyse them out of existence, kill them, ban them mock them and still they return, patiently reminding us of who we are and what we wish could be.
If we were to think of superheroes there are two kinds so are the types of people on earth, like the Batman and Iron Man, the Batman has a secret identity, so Bruce Wayne has to walk around each second of each day knowing that if somebody stumbles on his secret, his family, is dead, his friends are dead, every one he loves gets tortured to death by costumed supervillians, and he has to live with the weight of that secret every day. But Tony Stark he is open, about being the Iron Man, he does not give a shit, he doesn’t have a shadow hanging over him, he does not have spend energy building up those walls of deceit around him, each one of us, falls in either one of the catagories, we are either one of those people who ahs to hide our real self because it would ruin us,if it came out, may be our secret fetish, or addiction or crimes or we are not one of those people. And the two groups don’t even live on the same planet!!
Sometimes, I think in reality the genius in the position of the antihero, neither the good guys nor the bad guys really trust him, because his truth is universal.
Well in my space the real heroes are the librarians and teachers who at no small risk to themselves refuse to lie down and play dead for censors.
Odes to superheroes that I have written before