Ariel, there was a brother and sister who were in their 30's that lived together as a couple and would come visit my wife. They would talk about a lizard man who lived in their neighborhood and would come up out of their toilet and attack the girl, beating and raping her, as well as tearing up furniture and breaking windows. Reminded me of the movie version (Come Firewalk With Me) of a tv show (Twin Peaks). The guy talked "at" us, not really listening to anything my wife or I said to him (like the FBI agent in the movie who was deaf). But the guy would talk about people we don't know and situations we couldn't understand. He said the lizard man forced his sister to take drugs so he could control her. She was frequently committed to a hospital for the mentally ill which is now more nicely called rehab. My wife and I would whisper to each other that he was the one who should be committed, but in a prison. Around Christmas one year, the guy brought us presents: he gave my wife a little plastic coffin with R.I.P. (Rest In Peace) on it, and gave me a Batman action figure. In the comic book genre, Batman is a sinister, evil, crazy man with a split personality fighting villains who are likewise sinister and evil with distorted personalities. As we look at stories throughout history, Mythology, fairy tales, and literature are basically about flawed individuals conflicting with even more flawed individuals. Since he gave me that little rubber figure of Batman, I began reading more on the subject to try and figure what it all means. I still don't really understand it and it scares me. It all emerged again when you said, "If you stand in the shadows, your life will stand in the shadows with you." An enlightening statement.Yes, Batman does need to be put down, finally.