My mother sent me a book entitled “Hero”. No idea why she figured I’d like it. It’s full of quotes and I imagine you’ll be hearing my thoughts on them over the next week or so.
“The world knows little about its greatest heroes.” Dan Zadra.
There’s a lot in that little sentence. What spoke to me though was how much it went along with what I’ve been trying to do with the Gallery of Heroes. I need to do more of it because it can be quite a rewarding experience. I learned a lot by researching Saint Therese. I discovered things I didn’t know about Amelia Earhart and Mahatma Gandhi. I knew nothing about Aung San Suu Kyi, Asa Philip Randolph, and Reinhold Messner. Perhaps the most enjoyable moments have come when other people submitted their heroes. That’s how I found out about Randolph and Messner. So if you have a hero (Steve Yzerman for example) I’d love to see your submission. I’m going to get working on some more of mine too.
Side note: Dan Zadra is the first quote in the book and it is published by the company he owns. Interesting.