Wizzo has shared this poem with you a few times before, I know.
I think he likes it because it reminds him of something he wrote
several years ago. He’s painfully proud of it, so he’s
using it in the preface to The Invisible Heroes:
“Heroes are dangerous things. Bigger than life, highly exaggerated and
always positioned in the most favorable light, a hero is a beautiful lie.
We have historic heroes, folk heroes and comic book heroes.
We have heroes in books and songs and movies and sport.
We have heroes of morality, leadership, kindness and excellence.
And nothing is so devastating to our sense of wellbeing as
a badly fallen hero. Yes, heroes are dangerous to have.
The only thing more dangerous is not to have them.
Heroes raise the bar we jump and hold high the standards we live by.
They are tattoos on our psyche, the embodiment of all we’re striving to be.
We create our heroes from our hopes and dreams.
And then they create us in their own image.”
– Roy H. Williams