With all of the Marvel movies coming out each year, the word “hero” has been on everyone’s lips. Hero, super hero, anti-hero… but what is a hero really? Is it the caped crusader saving innocent lives? Is it the guy out for revenge that ends up saving lives indirectly? Is it the grizzled traveler who ends up becoming part of a quest to save the world? Perhaps. But none of these reflect real life, unless you live in New Zealand and can play Lord of the Rings in your backyard.
So who are the real heroes?
To me, a hero is someone who sacrifices with no thought to his or her own safety or what they will get out of it. Someone who puts one foot in front of the other despite terrible hardships and disappointments, and never wavers or loses their faith in love and the good in people. So by my definition, most of us have been a hero at some point or another. Someone might have looked up to us unknowingly using our strength to get through his or her day or problem.
Heroes are the people you drive by or walk past or encounter every day: the single parent struggling to make ends meet and who always has a smile and time for his or her kids; the first responders who put their lives on the line to keep us safe; nurses and doctors and techs and aides who take care of our loved ones with compassion and grace; the people struggling with chronic illnesses; the teacher using his or her own money for materials for the classroom…the list is endless.
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Detectives Eli Robbins and Ava Aguilar are plagued with crimes that defy explanation. Can they delve outside reality as we know it to bring the killers to justice?