Today’s a pretty significant day in our nation’s history. One man who, in his lifetime, steered us towards progress and upheld the definition of freedom, was born. He’s had many titles throughout his life and into his modern legacy, the most common being Honest Abe, the Rail-splitter, and the Great Emancipator (LOC). Born over 200 years ago today in 1809, Abraham Lincoln.
Before I ever heard of Peter Parker, I met a much trickier man. I remember how real he seemed. His cunning and wit, his selfishness and helpfulness, his comeuppances, his curses, and his gifts. He gave as often as he took, reminding me a few real people I knew. He went by a few names, but the one I best recall is Anansi.
“If the first woman God ever made was strong enough to turn the world upside down all alone, these women together ought to be able to turn it back, and get it right side up again! And now they is asking to do it, the men better let them.”
An exploration of the hero archetype in modern context.
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