Monday, July 21, 2008

A Thought on Superpowers

We like the idea of doing cool things.

We'd love to fly like Superman-

Shoot webs out of our hands like Spiderman-

Move objects with our minds like Luke Skywalker-

Be superstretchy like Mr. Fantastic-

Ride a broomstick and play quidditch like Harry Potter-

or any of the other countless things that superheros, fantasty heros, and and science fiction heroes get to do in the literary/film universe.

But I was thinking one night, that if we actually had those powers, after a time they'd become pretty ordinary to us.

And then I thought...what about the powers we do have? How much do we underestimate them?

We can hear

Write stories

Talk

Create things with our hands

Walk upright

Paint pictures

Sing

and most of all...we can think. We have minds that give us an individuality that no other animal can boast.

And yet, like superheroes, we all have our own unique *powers.* I'd love to be a better singer, but God gifted me with writing and costume design. And yet in a way I take even these for granted.

But they are superpowers. Not everyone has them, and animals don't have them at all.

I don't know about you, but I'd much rather be able to write and design costumes than fly. Much more interesting and useful, don't you think? ;)

2 comments:

Cuileann said...

:But I was thinking one night, that if we actually had those powers, after a time they'd become pretty ordinary to us.

And then I thought...what about the powers we do have? How much do we underestimate them?:

What an insightful and refreshing thought.

Abby said...

I've always been disgusted by Spiderman shooting stuff out of his wrist...that's just nasty. And if I could fly, I'd probably lose my lunch when I looked down. Turning invisible wouldn't be bad.

I guess I'm perfectly content to be just the way I am. I'm glad God created us with imagination and creativity (after all, we are made in his image.)

(I think my mum is going to phone yours in a few days. Hopefully we will still be able to see each other before the summer slips completely by!)