Today is Day 6 of #HAWMC (WEGO’s Health Activist Writers Monthly Challenge). The prompt today is:
Superpower Sunday! If you had a superpower – what would it be? How would you use it?
I thought long and hard about this question and the first answer I came up with was the only logical one I could think of. My super power would be the ability to control the biological structure of any organic matter. In other words, I could heal. (I’d be able to do harm if I chose, but I’m a good person, so I’d only use my ability to heal. Of course, there are a few doctors that I wouldn’t mind feeling the way I have for a few moments. – NO! Really, I would only use my powers for good!!)
How would I use my powers? Hand on head…”I heal you, and you, and you….” You think that would be simple. I’d heal people. But really things would get complicated very quickly.
I know I’d have to keep my ability a secret. I’d have to be the typical super hero and have a secret identity. I know I wouldn’t be able to help everyone and that would break my heart. How would I chose? Would I only be able to help those who happen to be close to me? Would it simply appear to be a miracle?
As much as I’d like to heal everyone I know I couldn’t, and I couldn’t sit around 24 hours a day just healing people. Would I go around the country with a traveling show healing those who came to my tent? “I Heal You Brother!” No, I don’t think that would work. I know I’d like to heal those who I’ve met who have suffered so much, but there are so many more whom I have never met.
I know I’m going around in circles and repeating myself, but this is the problem with thinking up a superpower. We don’t think about the reality of them. I want to heal people, but I don’t know how to chose who to heal. The reality is I won’t be able to heal everyone. I’d have to live my life in secret. I would only be able to heal those whom I came in contact with. That wouldn’t be enough for me.
I think it’s best to not have a superpower. We have to find our way in the world. Perhaps we can change the world as we are.