Manifesto


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Every hero has a story.
Of a journey, a quest.
An adventure of mind or soul.
Toward an uncertain destination.

Hero Now puts heroes center stage.
Tells their stories.
Of entering the dark wood.
Emerging from darkness.
Of examining themselves in a mirror.
And asking us to do the same.

Telling these stories takes heroes.
Who write, act, design, direct.
Who build the fire where the stories are told.
Not afraid to speak truths to the village.
Truths that sting like flies.

Hero Now is the gathering of villagers.
Those who come to the fire, sit, and are inspired.
Thrill to the tales.
Who endure the stings and stay to the end.

Hero Now brings all center stage.
Roaming, like troubadours,
making any place a stage, we say:

Be a hero. Come to the fire and listen.
To all the stories, familiar or strange.
See what heroes do.
Feel their torment, their triumph.
And bring new faces to the village.
Those who have never sat with us.
Because the world has many stories to be told.
And many that need to be heard.