One of the first things Mike and I talked about in our young relationship concerned super powers. What would we want to be able to do? What would our super power be?
Mind you, I know nothing about Superman, Batman, Spiderman–nothing. I mean, I could pick them out of a lineup, but that’s about where it ends. So comic book fanatics, don’t get on my case about this. 🙂 I know nothing.
Mike wanted a magic wallet. A wallet that had exact change in it for whatever you bought. Kind of like a debit card…but cash just appears, ya know? So if he took me out for dinner, and it cost $38.61, he would pull out his wallet and that would be in there. Now, I’m convinced that this is not a super power, but rather a really awesome wallet. I know he said he would like to fly. That is absolutely a super power.
But what would I want? I mean, it would be awesome to teleport (this would have been more awesome when I lived in North Carolina) because I wouldn’t have to travel anymore. If I needed to be somewhere, I could be there. Minus the side effects of losing arms in transit and becoming horribly discombobulated, I think teleporting would be fun. But then I think about how much I love to drive–that the journey is sometimes so much better than the destination. I suppose I could still drive with the ability to teleport. So yes, teleportation is up there.
Also, I would like the ability to stop time. There are moments when I know I’m having the time of my life, and I would just like to be able to live in them a little longer. Running around Topsail with Jenny. Playing hide-n-seek at Bill’s. Bonfires. The beginning of my relationship with Mike. I like to think that I would not abuse this. I want to think that I ought to stop time long enough to feel that I’ve looked at every aspect of it, that I could document it, remember what every person was wearing. I think that would be nice.
Flying would be cool…
Going back in time would also be cool… But I’d want to change things. I’d want to do things differently. then the entire universe would be out of whack and it would be my fault. Back to the Future kinda?
When it comes down to it, do I want a super power that helps me? Or helps others? I’d love to be able to help others…but with that comes tremendous responsibility. People relied too much on Superman/Batman/Spiderman. Think about it. I don’t want to be in charge of single-handedly saving every victim within a 500 mile radius or anything. That’s too much.
So for now, I think I’ll be a little selfish (since super powers aren’t real) and say that I’d like to be able to teleport if I choose. Otherwise, I’ll settle back and drive.