The Role is Not Who We Are
The Lone Ranger, despite his name, was never alone. He had Silver, his horse, and his friend Tonto with him. Of course, his name originates from being the only one of six Texas Rangers to have survived a showdown. He hid his individual identity, to step into a role that served Justice. Though the name and the character have lasted far longer than his origin story, today we can remember that if even the Lone Ranger didn’t have to be alone, neither do we. A trusty steed, a loving pet, or a knowledgeable partner can make all the difference as we pursue our quest. And we can remember to take off the mask, step out of the role, and just be a friend and support to those who ride with us. In doing so, we don’t get lost in the role, and embrace ALL of who we truly are.