What makes a hero seem so wonderful is that we look at them as if they are indestructible. However what really makes them who they are, is the fact that they are not indestructible; that they are fragile human beings, and that we ourselves have the capability of becoming exactly who they are.
There are those of us out there, myself included, with unfortunate experiences of death that we’ve never really recovered from. Many of us look at death as a complete ending to a story, but it is, in fact, our heroes that tell us otherwise. It’s those who tell us that a single life can be lived and loved through the hearts of many, that we have the chance to change our lives at any moment in time, and that death will never be an ending, but rather “an awfully big adventure”.
We will continue to lose people throughout our lives, but what really matters is how we are changed, and how we are able to change the people around us. What is it that makes us think people are so indestructible? Is it their laugh? Their sense of humor? Their personality? What do they give us?
What it really boils down to is what will you leave behind? Mr Williams, you have left us with so much, and we thank you for it. Enjoy your rest sir, you deserve it.