Monday, August 23, 2010
I Need A Hero
As a teenager I found my first hero in Bo Brady (Peter Reckel) from Days of Our Lives. Not only was he gorgeous with his hairy chest and full beard. He had a body to match. I loved that he was a bad boy with a little good in him. He would kick butt then kiss you senseless. He was romantic and believed in making a living. When he road his motorcycle you wanted to be behind him squeezing tight. For years I compared guys I dated to Bo. Most didn’t live up to this hero, but that was OK because I had hope that I would find my own hero.
As a writer I find myself picturing the heroes I create. Are they similar to Bo? Sometimes, but most times not. I think I’ve out grown Bo, but I still like his qualities in an hero.
What do you like in a hero?