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This week Susan Scott Shelley has asked us the following question: You’ve been gifted with a super power. Which would you choose? Why?
I’ve been thinking a lot about the answer to this one over the past few days. Depending on the time of day–and what I’m doing at the time–the answer would vary immensely. Sometimes I’d like to be Laundry-Woman, able to clean ten loads of dirty clothes with the shake of my pretty, manicured hand. Other times I’d like to be Word-Girl, able to speed through a manuscript, putting 80,000 perfect words onto paper without batting an eyelid.
When my children are sad, I’d like to be Magnificent-Mum, able to magic away all their tears and make everything better. And when I get home from work after a long day at work, I’d love to be Chef-Tastic, able to whip up a gourmet-level meal using just two eggs and an old piece of bread.
But actually, when I stop and consider all of these, I don’t think I really need those powers. Laundry may not be fun, but with a washing machine and a tumble dryer (things my grandmother would have killed for) it isn’t exactly taxing, either. And when my kids are sad, sometimes a hug is all they need. I may not make all their problems disappear, but I make them feel better, and that’s good enough for me.
Word-Girl, that super-writer who speeds through a manuscript without breaking a sweat? Maybe she’s missing out on that wonderful feeling when you suddenly make a breakthrough with a plot point, or that simple pleasure of patting yourself on the back when you’ve managed to write 2000 words on a good day.
So rather than accept a superpower, I think I’ll just be glad I’m me. I make mistakes, things take some time, but life is pretty damn good anyway!
So those are my thoughts, I hope you enjoyed reading them and let me know what you think. Do you like your stories to have a message? Let’s hop over to J.J. Devine’s blog and see what she has to say.