My superpower would be….. flying

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One of the only dreams I had as a kid that I had multiple times was one where I could fly. I remember the dream vividly and had waking dreams of laying on my bed being able to levitate.

I remember the feeling of jumping up and being able to use my core muscles to be able to move in any direction I needed to. I can’t remember if I used my arms the way you see Superman do above my head or if I kept them at my sides…the feeling I got is so distinctive that I can close my eyes right now and and remember. It was also one of the only dreams I could choose to have as a kid, most times dreams are random but this one I could choose to have and control while I was in the dream.

If I had to choose a superpower flying would be the one I would go with. Part of it is because it would be SO freaking convenient since I cannot drive myself anywhere. Another part is the sheer thrill I would get being able to leap up in to the air and fly. I would have to get over my fear of heights but this never entered my dreams as a kid, even though in the waking world I was hugely afraid of heights.

I thought about a lot of other potential powers that one could choose from and I would have chosen immortality but I’m not sure this is an actual superpower. There is the ability to create force fields which was up for consideration but I don’t find it very practical since I’m not in any danger ever that would need this, well I do seem to have too many close calls with cars but nothing that close. I do think that reading minds would be more trouble than it’s worth, watch the show The Listener you will be on the same page. We don’t share our personal thoughts for a reason…I wouldn’t want anyone seeing inside my head. I have to say telekinesis is cool and if flying wasn’t my number one choice this would be it. I could carry heavy boxes from the store to my house without even putting up a sweat. I could grab the remote that fell on the floor without having to get up off my butt! It would be really play into my laziness.

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Having incredible intelligence to be able to solve any problem would be pretty neat as well but I think that I wouldn’t be able to relate to others as I do now, I’m afraid that I wouldn’t be me. I would have to say my third choice would be the ability to speak any language, I could work as an interpreter and be able to have conversations with anyone on my travels, I could understand the people on the bus talking in a different languages.

What Superpower would you want to have, or not want to have?