Caped wonders with super powers have been created throughout history during times when people were in dire need of "heroes". They could fly or do a Houdini from the arch-rival's snare. But, these heroes stay on the comic book (or the silver screen). Hence, we in the real world face challenges ourselves--sans super powers. Whether it's families breaking apart or declining literacy in the country, it is we who answer the call from where we are, with what we have.
Saturday, October 18, 2008
The here and now
Been frequenting a particular blog for over a week now. I even took part in a few of the discussions. Then I got to read an exchange of truly mean and scathing words. Then just a while ago I saw that among the comments were one from a truly gifted writer, in whose words is also reflected a deep appreciation for the achievements of past generations.
My faith in the present generation and my optimism about the country's future are restored yet again. And I didn't even know it was lost.
For some reason I was reminded of words from Dr. Martin Luther King --