I believe in Batman.
If Batman was real and existed in this human world, I could perfectly say I would be married to him. I’ve always been obsessed with him for as long as I can remember. I have pictures from Halloween numerous years with a complete superhero outfit and Timberland boots. So I have the right to say that yes; my life does revolve around Batman. You’re probably reading this thinking I’m a child, young minded, and ignorant for saying I’m obsessed with Batman in the way that I am. But it’s not just Lewis G. Wilson, Robert Lowery, Adam West, Michael Keaton, Val Kilmer, George Clooney, or Christian Bale that I love. It’s more of what they stand for. Saving lives without anyone knowing who they were, mysterious almost. The main reason he chose to call himself Batman was because bats were something that frightened him. In ‘Batman Begins’, Christian Bale had to face his fear of bats to become a successor in his life. I believe in being a Batman. I work at an establishment where we had to have a codename to be referred. When I was hired, all I could think about how nervous I was to take this big step in my life, how wrong everything would go, and how I would never be able to face my fear. When it came time to make my codename, I scrambled around for a couple of minutes and thought of “MusicMind” because I am a music major. But when I came home that night, I was still contemplating how I would face my fear of controlling my first game at work.
Like every other night, which has become a habit of mine, I popped the Batman movie series into my laptop as I made dinner. Being the fan that I am, I knew every word verbatim. Bruce Wayne was asked by his butler, Alfred,
“Why bats, Master Wayne?”
“Bats frighten me. It’s time my enemies share my dread.”
As I repeated this line after Bruce, I thought long and hard about how he phrased it. He wanted his enemies to be afraid of bats, or him, the way he was afraid. There is another favorite line from Batman Begins after Bruce breaks his arm as a child, Alfred says, “Took quite a fall, didn’t we, Master Bruce?” when his father replies, “And why do we fall, Bruce? So we can learn to pick ourselves back up.” This line would always stick out to me, but at this time it decided to make more sense. His father was saying