This week we’re discussing talents/superpowers that we wish we had. As I consider these to be two very different things I am going to talk about both.
Talent. Everyone has a talent. My daughter often says that hers is tripping over nothing. I wish I had the talent to play an instrument like my dad. When I was a little girl there was nothing better than sitting at my dad’s feet while he played the guitar or fiddle after a long day. It was the most relaxing thing in the world to me. I remember nights when I would dance my way off to bed while he played and sang from down the hall. As I grew and spent more time with my friends I still didn’t stop running to listen to him play. Directly after school I would go to my best friend’s house, at least three nights a week I would eat dinner there. She and her boyfriend would both walk home with me since I often went home after dark. On warmer nights when the windows were open music would drift about a half a block down from the house. Just faint enough to hear the strum of a guitar. I would give Wendy a hug goodbye and run the rest of the way home just so I could listen to dad sing. He played the guitar, fiddle, banjo, mandoline, every instrument he picked up he could play. He stopped playing sometime after I graduated high school. I’m so thankful that I listened every chance I had. But seeing those beautiful instruments gather dust make me wish I had the talent to bring them to life once again. My dad never had a single lesson. He played by ear, that is something that I just didn’t have the talent to do but always wish I could.
As for superpower. I think having the power to travel through time and space would be an incredibly useful power to have. Just imagine all the research I could do!! Writing a book set in 15th century Scotland? Not a problem, I’ll just jump on over and be home in time to make dinner for the kids. If I had the talent to learn an instrument by ear like my dad just imagine what I could pick up while I was traveling to all these different places and times. I’m sure there would be some huge downfalls to all that time jumping though. Like getting stuck in the past and having someone mistake you for a witch during the witch trials. That would be awful and incredibly dangerous. Especially if that superpower needed a certain amount of time to recharge. Hmm this might be a good idea for a story! I think I’ll start working on this right away!!
If you could have any natural talent what would it be? What about a superpower?