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Tuesday, May 14, 2013
Most probably the last time 
that I enjoyed these make-believe titans 
and the last time that I would buy into them 
as if they were true ideals to live up to 
rather than mass-marketing strategies 
to keep their entertainment moguls 
prosper and thriving...
And although I now see them all 
through the eyes of a slightly-blasé
(with the four-color schema, 
and its standards and practices...)  
former fanboy, 
I must admit to feel a pang or two 
of unbridled nostalgia 
when I catch a glimpse 
of my former make-believe heroes, 
then quasi role-models 
and, truth be told, 
above all else favorite toys to use 
whenever I needed to release 
any deep sentiment of 
pent-up aggression I might have had...
(towards evil, exclusively and always!)
I am not sure that even the little boy that I was 
-innocent and idealistic as I was back then- 
would have gotten into any of this 
- repackaging, as it is... 
I truly am doubtful that even that boy 
would have bought into Bats 
as the best representation of the 
greatest ideal to achieve of all: 
true justice. 

Or a martian, though a benevolent one, 
as the greatest example of empathy. 
(Even as a kid, I knew greater ones:
and real ones too!  Saints.) 

Or even Aquaman 
embodiment of... honor? 
As an example of royalty, 
he should incarnate that, 
surely - however, 
even as a boy, 
I had observed that 
to attach too much importance 
to the concept of honor 
was, in fact, to sin 
and give in to... vanity. 
A sin is not worth fighting for 
- and much less dying 
or killing for. 

Freedom - Flash? 
Will - willpower - Lantern... duh.
Hope and Truth 
Supes and Wondy? 
What can two fictional tools 
(that were never true favorites of mine, 
quite obviously...!) 
bring to the table 
that would even remotely approach 
true HOPE 
and actual TRUTH...? 

No, I am way beyond any possible grasp 
these creations could have had on my 
impressionable mind - 
as they don't even inspire me 
to practice suspension of disbelief, 
which is the primary requirement 
in order for their copyright owners 
to access what they really want -
our wallets, yours and mine... 
Nowadays all of that fluff 
is considerably less inspiring 
and one easily finds all the reason 
anyone would ever need 
to let go of the childish heroic models 
we were given in the 20th century -
and to seek out new, REAL ones 
- even if they no longer live 
and are long gone even... 

At least, these heroes' examples 
are truly believable 
and truly representative 
of what EMPATHY




really are... 

    1 Corinthians 13:11
    When I was a child, I spoke as a child, I understood as a child, I thought as a child; but when I became a man, I put away childish things.
    1 Corinthians 13:10-12 (in Context) 1 Corinthians 13 (Whole Chapter)
Porque... ter saudades das coisas 
o quer dizer ser sãozinho...!

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