Heroes are whoever you want them to be.

There is no definition aside from that they, to you, are heroic in whatever endeavour they are doing.

People need heroes because life is hard. Things are hard and it’s good to see that other people do things that are hard and come out the other side. Your hero.

Your hero might play football or cricket or act in TV or film.

They might fight fires or save people from dying.

They might be your parent or someone you know that looks out for you, stands up for you, loves you.

It might be a president of a country or a young girl who recovered from being shot to go on to speak at the UN.

They might just be a hero for a moment, an hour, a day or a lifetime.

Whatever, it doesn’t matter.

If they mean that to you, then good. And don’t let anyone tell you that they can’t be your hero, or that they aren’t heroic because they don’t fit their version of what a hero is.

A hero is whoever you want them to be. A hero is there to help you to be a better you. To inspire, to spur on.

You can be your own hero and you can be someone else’s. You might not even know it.

Choose to be heroic in whatever GOOD way you want. Because hurting people to feel better about yourself is not heroic and heroes, real heroes whoever they are, don’t do that. EVER.

Wishing you all the happiness the Universe can bring
A person

Don’t you Calliope me!

I don’t know this for sure*, but if Arizona is calling Callie ‘Calliope’ again, it isn’t within our earshot.

And there is a good reason for it.

She’s changed. Callie has changed. Their relationship has changed.

That’s what people and relationships do.

My wife and I called each other all sorts of pet names and had lots of little language quirks. We still do. But they are different now, 15 years on. They were different after five years. After ten. I can’t even remember them.

People move on, even if they aren’t tragic amputee cheaters or car crash early term baby mammas.
Some things last and some things don’t.

Xena never called Gabrielle ‘Gabby’. Not the whole time. I’ve never called my wife by any shortened name and neither has she. It’s just what we did.

But Arizona’s use of Calliope was always conditional and with those things, they come and go. Sometimes they just stay gone.

It doesn’t mean the relationship’s bad or that the people don’t love each other. It just means they’ve moved on to a different phase. Perhaps a different name.

So don’t worry – it’s all good, even if Arizona never says ‘Calliope’ again.

*I don’t know for sure because my name is not Shonda Rhimes.

Wishing you all the happiness the Universe can bring
A person