If you had a super power what would it be?
Hummm, that’s kind of a no brainer. I’m chronically ill, I know a lot of people who are chronically ill….I think I’d have to say a healer.
So I decided to take this a bit further. I’m a bit of a cartoon buff. Of course, when I started thinking about super powers I started thinking about cartoon characters. My husband and I started talking about it, and I told him I thought I’d like to be Katara, from The Last Air Bender (please note, I am only referencing the animated series, I have not seen the movie.). I’m also an environmentalist, and believe the earth has to be in harmony.
This animated series brings all of this together. The world is divided into 4 nations representing the 4 elements, Earth, Air, Water, and Fire. I’m not going to go into the plot of the show, just explain the power I’d like to have. There are some people from each nation with “bending” skills. It combines martial art skills with controlling specific elements. Each nation’s bending ability would have it’s own martial arts style, and ability.
Katara is from a Water tribe. She can bend water. It is a beautiful thing to see. The flow of her body as the water follows her movements, she can make it whip, and encase someone, and freeze you in place, and she can use it to heal.
Katara is strong and has a pure heart she fights for what she believes is right no matter what the cost. She gets so angry sometimes, but it’s because she feels so deeply. When the show first started she had a lot of growing to do, but by the end, she had grown into a fine young woman, and an exceptional water bender. She can take the water and mix it with the water in your body and heal you, it may take some time, but it can often be done. I would be proud to be like Katara. (but I wouldn’t want to live at the South Pole, good thing she travels a lot.)
The video below is a tribute to Katara, it’s set to music so if you don’t have sound, don’t worry you aren’t missing dialogue. You will see how passionate she is, the amazing fighting skills, and notice when she takes the drops of water out of the vial around her neck and places it on the boy’s back, she is healing him after he was nearly killed in a battle. Amazing powers….actually, I think they are only slightly a gift, then they are a skill. If you do not have a good teacher, and practice, this gift will not turn out to be the power Katara has made of hers. Another reason I would like this type of power. I have learned that an ability you have fought to achieve is much more appreciated.