Friday, April 8, 2011
Of course there are real life heroes all around us. Firemen, police officers, soldier, teachers, parents, social workers, doctors, and nurses. I could talk about fictional superheroes seeing as they have been a strong part of my entire life. At first I planned to, and post pictures of some of my favorite superhero art pieces. Then I looked at a picture of my father and the whole post took an entirely different directions.
I had a great father who always looked for interesting and unusual ways to teach me the important lessons in life.
He took me to the concentration camp at Dachau to teach me that the horrors of the Holocaust must never be allowed to happen again.
He bought me encyclopedia sets and my first computer because education was so valuable to him and he wanted me to become a lifelong learner.
He made sure I could participate in activities like drama, sports, and travel.
He enjoyed his favorite music, movies and television with me and taught me how to hold harmonies and tell a joke so good it would bring the house down.
He showed me that no people were smaller than me and beneath my notice. Before I started teaching he reminded me that it was all about the students and to make friends with the secretary and custodian because they were good allies to have when the shit was going down.
He was kind and generous so I am kind and generous.
He always supported the things I was into. He always asked about new comic books and action figures that I had added to my collection though they weren't something he found an interest in himself. Every Christmas until he passed away when I 40, he still bought me the best action figures. Not just stuff off the shelf at Walmart. He did his research and got me some of the sweetest figures in my collection.
He named the 'Cave of Cool'.
He would have been so into my blog and impressed by the output and this thing I had created. It was the last thing he asked me to do before he died. To follow my passions for as far as they would take me. This blog is my passion and I owe it all to the greatest man I ever knew. That is my idea of a hero. That was my father.
I tried to take some pictures with my webcam of him but they didn't turn out good enough. Tomrorow I will but a new card screener for my digital camera and do them pics up right the way they should be.
Posted by Kal at 9:23 PM