Today’s Bloganuary prompt is: What Superpower would you like to have?
Last night I looked at the prompt and started thinking about all the superpowers I could wish for.
Telepathy? But that’d mean knowing what people think. I’m already nervous about what I think people are thinking. How would knowing what they think be any better?
Teleportation? To travel without having to travel! That would be a good skill. But suppose I traveled into brick wall or worse, transported myself into a place that wasn’t there anymore. I remember being in Beijing when I’d drive pass a hutong in the morning and on the way home, see the entire neighborhood demolished.
Transmutation? To take another form in the blink of an eye! Like a spider on the wall. Or a ferocious Grizzly bear. But wait a minute. The laws of nature state that mass remains constant over time. So, I would transmute into a humongous spider or a puny little bear. That’s not good.
At this point I think I fell asleep. It was warm and cozy in my bed and it was just starting to snow. Falling snow looks so pretty at night.
This morning I woke up and looked out the window. 40 cm (15 inches) of snow. Blizzard warning in effect. Highways closed. Extreme cold alert.
I know what superpower I’d like to have.
Elemental Teleportation! To make all this snow disappear.
What about you? Is there a superpower that you would love to have?
More importantly, do you want some snow? I have some cheap, it’s sitting on my driveway. You just have to haul it away.