I did get a writing prompt in this morning’s email from Paul Taubman at the Ultimate Blogging Challenge. But for reasons that I can’t share yet, I’m going to put off that topic for about a week or so. You’re probably wondering… reasons that I can’t share yet?
Now that I’ve finished teasing you, I’m going to tell you about the writing prompt that I found on the internet. It is: if you could have a super power, what would it be?
After all, I need to be able to see where I’m going when I am soaring over the earth! I also need to be able to see where I’m going when I come in for a landing.
But I digress, probably because I like talking about superheroes and I don’t get too much opportunity to do that. Back to the power to fly and the power to see what the heck I’m doing and where I’m going up in the sky. It’s a pretty cool thing. I remember this flying scene in “A Wrinkle in Time,” by Madeleine L’Engle. Mrs. Whatsit has transformed herself into a magnificent creature with a horse’s torso and a human body.
And she flies, higher and higher, so that Meg, Calvin, and Charles Wallace can see the universe, both the good and the bad parts. They fly so high that there is not enough air for them to breathe without the help of flowers that they are carrying.
Those flowers are their super power: the air supply that take them beyond the planet’s atmosphere into the great mystery of outer space. They have become part of the universe. It is a magical moment.
And so, I see flying as something magical, something wonderful, and something very powerful. In my dreams, I fly. And since, we have had to stay close to home and travel mostly in our imaginations, I choose the most wonderful form of transportation as my super power: human powered flight and the ability to see where I am going.