Super Power, #3

Telekinesis

Manipulating objects and matter from a distance (or not), with the power of my mind. That would be extremely handy. Especially when it comes to the remote control. Always a hassle to get up and look for it. Maybe that’s why I rarely watch TV. But luckily there are so many other things I could do with it. Lift heavy objects, move them towards or away from me, make things orbit around people thus driving them crazy, punch people in the face using their own fist (I’m not a violent person, just some people really need a punch in the face), redirect the ball and help my team score..endless possibilities. Huh..this close to make telekinesis my number 1 super power.

Till then, some trivia: Origin: Late 19th century: from tele- ‘at a distance’ + Greek kinēsis ‘motion’ (from kinein ‘to move’).

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Super Power, #2

Invisibility

Unseen to the naked eye. I’m there, I snap my fingers, I’m not there. Yes, by snapping my fingers (cloak is too troublesome to carry around). Going about the city, wearing my pyjamas, and my hair is messy as hell. Among people but not really there. Listening to conversations, listening to what people never dare to say to you. Visiting museums and galleries and bookshops. Excellent spy material! Although listening to what people have to say about you when you aren’t there could be considered as somewhat invasive, but I won’t abuse the gift that much. Just a teeny tiny bit..Oh, and just to be clear there are no side effects here, I’m there, I’m not there, I’m there again, not like the H.G. Wells’ guy..

Super Power, #1

Teleportation

I think it has always been my favourite idea of a super power. Being able to travel whenever, wherever. I wake up in the morning and I want to move my matter and energy to Norway. Or Chile. And I’m able to do it. I want to go to my friend’s house in my pyjamas, I want to have a drink at an American blues bar, with a band playing..I want to lie down on my beautiful Welsh fields..And there I am. The list is endless. Yes, that’s how I want to use my super power, simplistic as it may seem.

Maybe the road is more important though and that’s why we can’t teleport. Because we haven’t had our adventure yet.. Ithaca by C.P. Cavafy
https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poems/51296/ithaka-56d22eef917ec

Self-Preservation, #10

I’ve discovered recently that spending time connecting with yourself, helps you understand your life choices better. It also helps you with your social connections. With work, apparently with almost every aspect of your life. Not everyone in your circle will understand. Some might call it shutting off but do not get distracted by comments and opinions. The journey is personal, not everyone is supposed to get it. It’s a journey though that will offer you some great gifts. So, book the ticket. For self-preservation reasons..

Self-Preservation, #9

They say (still don’t know who they are)that we attract what we send out. That what we project is what comes back. Nope. Nein. Sometimes we just attract the wrong people anyway, despite of what we project or who we are. Low self esteem often attracts somewhat toxic people. But I’ve come to the conlclusion that healthy self esteem can also attract toxicity. And then your healthy self esteem gets sick, and becomes low, while toxicity thrives and feeds off of you. Until you are drained. So get rid of toxicity (even if it’s hard, I mean I quit chocolate for a month, if I can do that I can do anything), focus on healing your self esteem and never take s!#@ from anyone. For self-preservation reasons..

Self-Preservation, #8

We try and try to find our purpose in life. Our calling. And we get frustrated when we don’t. Or we do find it, and then we find out that this was not really our purpose. And then we try some more. I think instead of doing that, we, well I, (can’t speak for everyone else) should focus on little, tiny accomplishments. Like finishing a book. Or applying the 80/20 rule at work (or is it 20/80?), or even at life. Or starting exercising again. Or devoting time to things and people we love. Maybe..For self-preservation reasons..

Self-Preservation, #7

I started watching ‘Walking Dead’. I’m hooked. Like a fish. Best thing I’ve seen in a long time. Plus I work long hours, and it helps me relax. Certain people find it strange. They think I’m depressed because I don’t go out that much this month. So apparently when you like watching a show, when you finish work and want to go home and relax, when you want to catch up on your reading on the one free day of the week, when you want to go for a drink only when you feel like it, well then you are depressed. Ok. Who am I to argue when faced with all these scientific facts? Back to work for now. Oh, and I will watch Walking Dead this evening. For self-preservation reasons..