My Heroes Come And Gone

Mario Lopez said on Twitter that the bad part of getting older is seeing your heroes pass on. I must say he is on to something. Many of the people in real life and in pop culture who I call my heroes are leaving this life. At the ripe old age of 45 I am reading more and more the people who were a important part of my growing up are going through transitions in life. I am grateful for the lives of people I looked up to and admired. They influenced me to be who I am.

Author: Tony "T-Bird" Burgess

Hi there, my name is Tony Burgess from Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA. I am a believer, bleeding-heart, idealist and blogger. I'm married to Laura and Cody is our dog. Daily I work for a blood bank. My blog is where I chronicle and curate the sacred, serious and silly things in my life. Thank you for connecting with me. Grace, peace and love!

One thought on “My Heroes Come And Gone”

  1. I know what you mean, Tony. I’m slightly ahead of you in terms of age and hardly a month seems to go by these days without a beloved childhood hero passing on. The fact they were beloved childhood heroes, though, in itself shows that they contributed a lot to society during their lives.

    Of course, many other people contributed to society as friends, parents, good neighbors or whatever, but in a quieter way, known only to those few who knew them. It doesn’t matter that they’re not household names. It all counts and it’s all valuable.


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