When I was 4 years old I had super powers. If I was playing a game and losing, I would take a break and say, “Hold on. I need to put on my super powers.” I took a deep breath, closed my eyes, and pulled an imaginary mask over my head. It was over for all of my competitors from that moment forward. I won the game because of my super powers. I was able to free myself from my father’s playful wrestling tackles because of my super powers. I crossed the finish line faster than my sister because of my super powers. I could do all things with my super powers!
Now that I’m 25 and long over the phase of my super powers, I wish I had them again. When I am approaching a deadline, I could use my super powers to help me meet it on time. When I’m in a mode of self-deprecation, I could use my super powers to boost my sense of self again. When I’m terrified to communicate, I could use my super powers to say exactly what I am feeling. Overall, my super powers are needed daily.
Mom and Pops were talking about my super powers today on the way to the airport, and I was reminded of this wonderful gift I had as a child. Could I have them still now? Please! Super powers, where are you?