Heroes fail to do anything amazing-they just do what is needed.
Right time –right place-right action.
Every time you see one on TV-they all same the same thing.
“I am not a hero-I just did what anyone else would do.”
Have you been paying attention? We humans have a large capacity for doing the wrong things-In fact there is a good chance that someone doing the wrong thing created a situation that required a hero. A hero to do what is required and bring an elegant solution to an inelegant situation.
Heroes spend time being prepared to step in-they are trained and they are compassionate. They are ready, willing and able.
There is a mindset about them that makes them feel part of the world-knowing that they can make a difference.
If you feel that way – you are a hero sitting latent and sooner or later you will get a chance to prove it.
It may be a small or big contribution- you may have already done it and not even realized it.
Doing the right thing in the right time and right place brings a certain lining up of the power in the universe that is bigger than all of us.
Maybe that is why heroes don’t even comprehend what they have done-they just see it as playing a small part in the general scheme of things. They see the action as a simple yes or no to answering the call of humanity.
We need more heroes.
This quirky song by the Crash Test Dummies sums it up for me.
And it also makes me think of this Little Feat classic.
Just doing what is necessary without complaint.
[mini rant ahead]”Little Feat’ without Lowell George should be called “Tiny Feat” and “Queen” without Freddie should maybe be called “Princess”–you can not remove the heart and soul of a band and pretend it is the same. [end of rant]
I am still willin’ to keep on bloggin”
Cheers from the cave!
[this is not the post I am writing-I am finishing up an illustration for a piece on Ronnie James Dio and “Rainbow in the Dark” that is wearing me out….I don’t mind writing on some of the dark in our souls but this song has taken me for a bit of a ride—it should be my next post—-this one is just to let you guys know that I am still out here]
10 thoughts on “We need a hero”
Love the emphasis on music (I’m a freak for music, not afraid to admit it). Sounds like we’re within the same age group (and still alive!). Love it that you tie it into a message with import. The Music Industry has become a relic of the Hit Machine; may it rest in peace sometime soon. People making music these days are looking for authenticity, self expression, quality and meaning. Come to think of it, it’s like we’ve gone back to the days of like CSNY and Joni Mitchell and Bob Dylan and King Crimson and their ilk. Music because music needs to be made. Heroes, in that they played because they had to, and not because some freakin’ Exec told them to use a program to make “pleasing sounds” with. Glad to find your blog, man. Looking forward to hearing more. Feel free to pop in anytime to mine. My taste is eclectic, prone to moodiness, but always all about the music. Vehicle that brings us to our senses, hopefully.
Thanks much and I agree with all that…there is so little money that the new bands are doing it out of love and conviction -Just like the beginning. AND there is no money for us bloggers who just do it because we can’t stop! And…and…yes I have reached that age called “old”. 🙂
I miss Freddie:( I know exactly what you mean.
Thanks…that old saying “you can’t step into the same river twice” Queen is not Queen any more.
Thanks for the follow and the great messages you are sending out. This world needs lots of heroes-real ones for our kids to see and know without doubt there is hope (and power) in doing the right thing…that there is an internal gift that comes from doing what is good for self and others.
Little Feat: One of the most underrated bands of all time, Bro.
Go, go, go and keep blogging…people will hear you…it is a big world but now we are Connected. WATCH OUT, Evil Ones!
Thank you Doctor!
Bonnie Tyler- I Need A Hero! You may be cringing at the thought but when I started reading this blog I was really hoping you would post that one. Not that your choices weren’t great, just feeling a bit nostalgic. Looking forward to the Dio piece.
Ouch! [cringing] At least you didn’t go Julio Igasious (ain’t looking it up to spell it right)!
This was inspirational to me. Thank you.
Thanks Mike- Sometimes you just got to say what you feel and get a post up there!