英雄 We all need a Hero

by shirls on August 22, 2008 · 12 comments in 加拿大多伦多生活,大节大日,有感而发,矮子看戏

当我看完Dark Knight后,我不停想着一个问题 – 英雄。在电影中, Harvey 说他其实是Batman, 因为他相信真的Batman会现身救这个城市。到时,市民就会知道Batman 是个好人,是个英雄。因为,Harvey 不要人们对心目中的英雄失去信任。到最后,Harvey 虽‘变坏’。Batman知道这个城市乃善良,至少那两艘船只没有为了自我的生存而炸掉另一艘船。所以,为了不破坏人们心中的英雄形象,Harvey 坏的一面不可让市民知道。

我们都需要一个英雄,我们心中都有一个英雄。在电影如是,在现实生活如是,在奥林匹克如是。

Carol Huynh with her proud Gold

Carol Huynh 和她闪闪发亮的加拿大第一面金牌。

在奥林匹克的头七天,加拿大运动员的成绩单是零蛋。突然,整个国家好像陷入‘恐慌’。很多人开始呼吁如何多鼓励运动,多资助运动员等。终于,在第八天,Carol Huynh,为加国赢得第一个金牌 (女性摔角项目)。突然,整个国家才开始有希望。接着,加国的运动员也开始纷纷传来好消息。女性摔角这个冷门的运动突然变热起来,连我也蠢蠢欲试 😉 。当然,也突然间为加国的(难民)移民带来很大希望和鼓舞, 因为Carol的父母是从越南来的难民。

Ian Millar (左二)在参与了第九次奥林匹克后,终于光荣地摘下第一面奖牌。

Ian Millar (左二)在参与了第九次奥林匹克后,终于光荣地摘下第一面奖牌。

接着,Ian Millar, 一位已61岁的骑师,在参与了九次奥林匹克赛事后,终於拿下第一面奖牌。他在年初刚失去妻子,这个银牌,不但为他写下无悔的一页,也为很多较大年龄的人加了一把油。

最近,我都在追奥林匹克,为加国 (当然还有澳洲和大马)的运动员喊加油。听了很多感人的故事,在这里无法一一详诉。

一个共同点是,我们都需要英雄。英雄带给希望,告诉我们没什么是无法完成的。这种鼓励,让我们更有勇气超越种种困难,不但只是在体育,人生如是。

那么,谁是你心目中的英雄呢?

When I went out from the cinema after watching Dark Knight, the only thought in my mind was Hero. In the movie, Harvey stands out to say he is the Batman because he trusts Batman will eventually come forward to save the city, and the city will know the real Batman is a good person, is a hero because they need a hero. At the end of the movie, though Harvey has turned ‘bad’, Batman knows there is hope in the city (because the two ships don’t blow each other up), and ironically, Harvey has to remain as the hero for such hope and goodness to continue,and Batman will remain the bad person.

We all need a hero, we all have a hero in our hearts. Same in movie, same in real life, same in Olympic.

Carol Huynh with her proud Gold

Carol Huynh with her proud Gold

After a one week long drought of metals from the Canadian athletes, the whole country was so nervous and hopeless. There was much talk of more money to go into training athletes and etc. Then, finally, on day 8 of Beijing Olympic, Carol Huynh won the first gold (in women wrestling) for Canada, and more metals coming since. So, Canada suddenly has more hope again. We cheered and we cried for athletes. Women wrestling suddenly become a hot topic, even me think it will be fun to try wrestle 😉 Suddenly, there are much talks about how immigrants or refugees (Carol Huynh’s parents were refugees from Vietman) are contributing to this multicultural country.

Ian Millar, 61, won his first metal in show-jumping after 9 times Olympics games.

Then, Ian Millar who is already 61 and just lost his wife early this year, in his 9th appearance in Olympics, never win any metal till this Beijing Olympics. What a victory and what a perseverance. This has also given courage to those older people or athletes.

I have been following the Canadian (of course Australian and Malaysian 🙂 ) athletes in Olympics, and have heard so many inspiring stories. There are more to share but won’t have enough room here.

We all want to see a hero, to bring hope to us. Seeing them, we understand what is possible, and that’s give us courage to continue, give us strength to overcome all obstacles, be it in sports or in life.

So, who is your hero?

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