What would you do with one superpower? To do what I do, I would need one of the two most rare of all magical gifts.
That, of course, is to control the elements.
I would need something more than the power to jump tall buildings in a single bound and to turn into a much bigger version of myself.
I would need the power to control the weather or to shape it or control the wind, the lightning, the waves.
What would you do with two?
I love the idea of having super speed, to just zip from here to there, to be able to move things at a moments notice, to be the master of my own destiny, at least as far as being able to control this aspect of reality.
What would you do with just one?
I would simply like to be able to live like a normal person.
I’m tired of being the one everyone else’s backup, the one that takes care of everything else in case the one regular person gets hurt or sick or just needs some rest, I’m tired of the “But, Linda can do this and you can’t” line.
I want to be able to do it if I need to and if I feel like it.
This is a very common theme on my blog and I just want to clarify it and make sure it is understood.
This is not a rant about needing to be the one the others go to, I just want to be able to do it if I want to.
This is not a rant against the idea of backup.
I love the concept of people who could do anything and would not hesitate to do the right thing.
What I am not okay with is someone being less than 100% to make me look good.
This is why I ask, to make myself seem more important, that I would be able to do everything myself.
Not so I can get more recognition or attention, but to prove that I can do anything myself.
It is very much a power fantasy that I had never really put into words before today and I can understand why I put up with being the one others would have to come to, but only in so far as being able to prove myself.
A more active day yesterday.
I started taking baths (showers are not warm enough to soothe my face right now) in the evening and this helped take the redness and puss away, but I have another problem with my face.
The sensitive part is on the bottom of my chin and under my chin, but the redness has migrated up to just below my eye.
I got my netbook working finally, but it seems that the batteries are weak or something and cannot hold a charge for very long.
This is something I need to figure out, if I can, but I am not going to get a new one right now.
I have a small 1. 8ghz xp laptop that I got for $50 off of craigslist in November.
It is so slow that when I turned it on, it took me 15 minutes to get into an internet menu.
My computer has a wireless card so I brought it to work and let it charge overnight.
It works in here now, but as I am at work, I will not be able to post again until I get home.