A Hero by Anthony Beyer
Beuty has the highest regard for Irish people. He was born in Galway City and spent his early years there as a child. He is described by his great grandfather as a “very clever and learned man”. It is said that beauty was the one person who taught Joseph Curley how to count and how to spell. A curious fact is that beauty was the first person to use the term “books” in Ireland. Although his abilities as a teacher were impressive, his greatest claim to fame came from a more mundane route-writing love letters to his wife, which he received every week.
When his marriage to Elisabeth came to an end, Beuty resolved to write her a love letter every day. This was a difficult task for him as his head was full of ideas on how to write to his beloved. To make matters worse, his father died just before their wedding, and his new bride became very disappointed with his lack of ability to write. For this reason, Beuty must have assumed that his dream of being a famous and accomplished writer had finally come to nothing.
But his luck changed when his young son died in a car crash. For many years, Beuty carried the guilt of the boy’s death in his heart, but his situation changed when his son’s killer was put to death by a hanging. Inevitably, this discovery impacted his mind and he began again, devoting his life to writing. But this time, he had his father’s support. And in his quest to write books, he hired many ghost writers to help him.
By this time, Beuty’s career was full of success. He had written ten best-selling novels, two of which have made him a truly famous figure. But it wasn’t until he received an award for a book-recognition ceremony at his own funeral, that he realized his true destiny. There he was seated alongside his own mother, looking deeply at the award as he learned of his overdue promotion to editor-in-chief of the Irish Times. As he read the obituary, he was overcome with inspiration.
Two weeks later, he traveled to the United States on a book tour. Upon arriving, he immediately contacted a translator and a copy editor. Together they edited his memoirs, printing up the final copy just days before he departed for his own good health. A few short weeks after his death, Beuty was cremated following a public viewing at the local funeral home. His ashes were then given to his mother along with the other ashes from his first family, where his second family could begin their search for a new hero.
Beuty’s story is a great example of what can be achieved by following your dreams. Following your own dreams does not have to mean that you quit your job or sacrifice your personal relationships. And you will always find other people who are willing to support you and assist you in your endeavors. You may never see these people in person, but they are out there. Beuty’s courage in standing up for himself and reading his thoughts and ideas through to this day serves as an example to us all.