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Move over, Harry

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Let’s not stop thanking our true heroes

By John Pawlak

Lord Voldemort was a threat to all that is good in the world.
As his forces expanded and his strength grew, there seemed little hope left for the magical kingdom he sought to claim.
But all stories have a hero and Harry Potter came to the rescue.
We all knew that Voldemort would eventually meet his end at Harry’s hand.  After all, Harry is a true hero!
For some others, it’s Batman. Or Iron Man. The Lone Ranger. Matt Dillon. Davy Crockett. The Shadow (and who else knows).
We go to work, put in our nine to five (if you’re lucky), pick up a frozen pizza on the way home, and sit back to watch heroes entertain us.
Of course, we know they’re not real, and that’s okay with us.  After all, who needs heroes?  
As long as that pizza has enough pepperoni on it, life is good.
Every now and then, it takes something like the Las Conchas Fire to bring reality to a head.
Life can be very dangerous and we exist in bubbles of comfort that insulate us from those dangers.
Like a tea pot boiling on the stove, we learn to ignore the whistles and alarms that fill our world.


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