Ren Powell’s blog Sidestepping Real offers her vivid opinions on life. She recently posted, among other entertaining rambles, about the importance of maintaining the ideal in our heroes in Kill the Mermaids. In particular, she criticized that the identity of Spiderman (II) was revealed, and therefore, his character stained by the imperfection of gaining recognition for his good deeds. I loved that movie, and took some offense at my hero being poked at. But her point was well taken. Hero’s must give us a flawless goal to strive for. In my browsing of quotes by my new favorite writer/poet May Sarton, I found this gem which sums it up perfectly.
One must think like a hero to behave like a merely decent human being.