I’m sure all of us have wondered if we had the chance to choose one super power, which super power would we choose.
OK if you choose to be invisible you are probably up to no good. The same goes for X-ray vision…perv. Being able to repel gunfire could have one up to no good as well. Super hearing means you are way nosier than you should be.
Having super speed could be good, but that just means you miss out on a trip well traveled. You leave one place and go real fast and then you are somewhere else. It becomes about destination rather than the passage.
Having super strength is totally altruistic. I mean how many feats of super strength do you really need to do for your own purposes? It’s like having a back hoe, you dig up a few things around the property and then what do you do? You rent yourself out.
Having the ability to fly would be totally selfish, but it’s probably the one I’d choose. There is something cool about flight. I’ve done some contour flying in a small plane. I’ve flown in helicopters and sea planes. I hovered above tree tops and flown into canyons. I’ve flown in a open sided plane. Eventually I got a hint of what flying creatures see and feel.
Humans all through history have dreamed of flying on magic carpets, or on Pegasus. Mercury had wings on his feet and Icarus had wings of wax. Davinci drew schematics for flying devices five hundred years ago. There where mythological angels and cherubim with wings and then countless inventors that designed the first flying machines.
I love the mythology. I love the inventiveness and I love flying. I would love to have a super power that would allow me to fly off with a single bound. Look! Up in the sky! It's a bird; it's a plane? No, it’s that dopey blogger living out his fantasy life before our eyes yet again.