A letter to Batman
First of all, I want you to know that I’m writing you this letter because I have no idea on how to reach you. You never tweet or even have a facebook account. That is why I decided on making this to let you know how much of a hero you are to me and how you’ve made an impact not only to my life but to everyone.
Back when I was younger, my friends and I would dress up as superheroes and ran across the street like wild animals or something. It would always be your costume we’d be wearing. With capes and masks we would go around the village and pretend like we’re real heroes. My favourite part of our batman portrayals would be the fighting scenes. Every fight scene is accompanied with loud “Zaps”, “Booms”, and “Kablams” which made it more fun and memorable. I cannot forget how I saw myself as a billionaire slash philanthropist who had a secret identity and was referred by many as “The Caped Crusader”. My childhood was filled with fun and unforgettable memories because of you and with that I am truly grateful.
Growing up, I realized that you were in everyone’s vocabulary.
“May exam kami bukas. Bahala na si Batman dun!”
“Hay nako di pa tapos project namin. Bahala na nga si Batman!”
“Omigosh! I can’t focus with our thesis! You know na what to do Batman.”
From my classmates cramming for midterms to strangers I meet on my way to school. I guess they can’t help it but call you whenever they’re in need.
But not everyone is aware of that and that bothers me. Some people say that you’re not good enough, that you have no special powers and you’re nothing compared to Superman and other superheroes. I totally disagree with them. I think you’re one of those characters that is more realistic. You may not possess superpowers and supernatural abilities or even fly for that matter but your use of your wealth, intellect, and detective skills to fight crimes makes you on the top of my list. And oh, your utility belts are kickass! Can I have one of those?
Now that I am older I know I will not be able to do the things I do back then. I could still wear Batman masks and run around with my cape, but that would be silly. The only thing that I can do is to be a hero in my own little way. To distinguish what is right from what is wrong and live with the principle of it and also to be the catalyst of change for myself and for my country.
You are more than a superhero to me Batman.
Your Greatest Fan,