“Young adults have an amazing need for heroes,” he suggests, “and even if there are no heroes [they have] an ability to create heroes out of nothing. I was certainly like that when I was young.”
“Was your dad a hero?” I ask.
“Yeah. I mean, to me, yeah. You know, I was young when my father passed, so I was definitely able to sustain a perception of my father - which to a large degree, from what I understand, is completely accurate - but I feel like I’ve always had a relationship with him. It’s a long time to sustain a relationship with someone who’s not there, but, at the same time, it is a relationship, like any other - growing, changing.”