Heroes are mothers, fathers, brothers, sisters, or anyone that touch someone in a way that causes them to be viewed in highest of ways. A hero can not proclaim themselves as such and have it written. The title and position of a hero is granted by the “others. ” The people not doing the courageous acts of saving lives, killing monsters, or replacing harmony are the basis of a hero. The witnesses, the saved, and the commoners place the brand on a hero. The citizens of France proclaim Joan of Arc as their great military hero.
Philosophers have Socrates, Scientist have Einstein, and Artist have DeVenchi. These heroes also spread into the lives of others in unrelated fields, but it is each person who must decide on their ownl. Many of these heroes are glorified in literature, because they have done something that has touched so many. It is universal, all around the globe one can find information about heroes. Some heroes are only a hero to one, maybe a Mother to a child or a Professor to a pupil. Countless of these heroes go unnoticed.
Occasionally, however a book is written about the influence of a mother or teacher and usually it is written by someone who is considered a hero in their own right. Being a hero is the ultimate reward for man, it helps answer the question of why one exist and it allows for one to exist with immortality, through the words and memories of others. What is This Thing Called Love? A wise man once said that love is a wonderful thing. Although this statement leaves sparse room for argument, it does little to define what love is beyond the vague realm of wonderful.
It is my duty as a devout romantic to embark upon the seemingly difficult task of defining love by looking at the history, explaining what love is not, and examining the uses of love and the results of that usage. (Origin and Causes) The origin of the word is probably the most logical place to start. As with many words in the English language, love is a derivative of the Latin word “causemajoraproblemus” which means “You’re miserable when you got it and miserable when you don’t.
The word was created to explain the biological phenomenon that existed when certain individuals came into contact with each other and either remained together or went about their lives separately. Regardless of the outcome, the relationship was usually characteristic of throat lumps, knotted stomaches, weak knees, temporary loss of language, sweaty palms, dizzyness, sneezing, and occasional nausea. Belligerent insanity also resulted. History clearly illustrates this. Can we ever forget the face that launched a thousand ships? Federally expressing Van Gogh’s ear?
The construction of Le Tour Eiffel? All of these were results of love and love lost. (Negation) Star-crossed lovers have stated that love is not hand nor foot nor any part belonging to a man. Matrimonial ceremonies also claim that love is not jealous or boastful. Let it be stated hear that love also is not a gourmet dish, a domesticated animal, or a latest trend. Love is not a strategic defense mechanism nor the best kept secret at the Pentagon. Love is not another seasoning to bottle and stick on the dust-lined shelves of the spice rack. Love is not to be confused with adhesive tape.
Instead, love is a great counterpart to late, evening thunder storms on hot July nights. Love goes well with cold pizza on picnic blankets. Love is cold, wet sand between bare toes. Love is a capitalistic sell-all for novels, Top-40 pop songs, summer movies, and greeting cards. In its simplest terms, love is a four-letter word. Much like other words of similar letter make up, when expressed it can evoke laughter, pleasure, pain, anger, and virtually any wave of reaction. Love also can be confused with feelings of indigestion and gas. Houses have been built, burned, and banished because of love.