Princesses don’t even have to go to the bathroom. They just sit on their wonderful chairs all day.
— 5 yr old J.P.
What you've been missing, maybe.
Are heroes outdated in a world in which everyone is a perpetrator or an embryonic perpetrator? And what about villains? Who needs them when we have outrage-generation machines sputtering and fuming all day long right in our pockets? Still, still... we notice people—including ourselves—scanning the mostly vacant horizon for something... something pure enough, something clarifying, something motivating. Perhaps we need to keep searching.
Illustration: "Finger Shadow" by Ally Merkley