We Can Be Heroes

Yesterday was an interesting day. A day full of laughter, screams and wonder. Defying gravity and logic while riding on roller coasters that were familiar yet foreign, we felt at ease because we had each other to share the thrills and the laughter in the midst of some horrifying experiences, facing our greatest fears together and suddenly there was almost nothing we couldn’t do because we had each other’s back.

It’s taken me a while to learn to trust again. I have been hurt many times and for a long time. Sometimes by family members that I once admired. Sometimes by people I considered to be real friends but I learned  there were only there when it was convenient for them. Yesterday I decided to let my guard down as I put my body through G forces and extreme situations that would otherwise petrify me, only this time I had my friends next to me to hold their hand, to share the laughter and the screams, to tell them how I felt through the shared experiences and listen to their perspective, to realize that what scares me doesn’t necessarily scare them or vice versa. 

All four of us have fears. Some of them imaginary and some of them real. All four of us have experienced loss and hurt. All four of us have been deceived, have been lied to, have been left behind. All four of us know of the pain of feeling alone in a big crowd. All four of us know what it’s like to have a friend that will listen.

Yesterday was filled with excitement, empowering tasks, shared dreams and fears and new found strength we thought we had lost in the roller coaster of life. Turns out that we are courageous, fearless, stronger than we ever before. Turns out that having friends like you have made me a superhero for I feel invincible, unstoppable, unbreakable. Thanks for being part of my special league of heroes each equipped with different powers and weaknesses. Like David Bowie said

 We can be heroes just for one day.

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