Thursday, August 8, 2013

Superpowers

Blogging Friends.... Well, I "disappeared off the face of the planet", as that phrase goes, for about one week. And I can explain. See, after setting it aside for one month, I decided to reread my Life Story. Yes, again. This whole editing thing is becoming so easy.... And actually enjoyable!! Now. Lest anybody wonder. Those who I am in close proximity to still have not read it!! For some reason, this Project feels like my Baby, which I've worked very, very, very hard on. Considering the concept of revealing it sends me into anxiety attack mode!! But time is ticking away, and I must overcome this issue!! Now. While on the subject of my Life Story. I have reached a difficult decision that it will not become published. Only very, very, very close friends and family will read my Life Story. This, unfortunately, excludes all of you, dear Blogging Friends. I am sorry. If I ever got any of your hopes up that you would be able to read it, I repeat. I am sorry. However. I am now addicted to Writing Projects!! Thus, more shall come!! And, although I cannot promise anything, perhaps you will be able to read future projects. But again. I cannot promise anything.
 
Superpowers. It has reached my conclusion that everybody possesses them. Not just children with "special needs". But everybody. Especially unlikely superheroes, which we all know are the very best kind!! {Such as Iron Man!!} Everybody possesses superpowers. The other day, I was visiting Robyn's Website when she featured twain brothers, one of which has autism. And Robyn referred to that learning difference as a "superpower". I like that!! Then, I got to wondering. Since I had just finally recovered from last month's series of mood swing-infused pity parties, and was--again!!--feeling vulnerable, what are my superpowers? Because, come on. I needed a confidence boost!! Well.... Attention deficit disorder comes to mind immediately. I can literally turn some switch off within my head and block out anything which I'm not supposed to hear. Example. One evening, my Dad--a church Elder at the time--was having some Top Secret meeting in our great room. As resulted, we were all hiding away, either watching television, or reading. My throat felt thirsty, thus I needed to walk into our kitchen.... Where I could have easily eavesdropped. But I didn't. Because I flipped that switch within my head, and could not hear a thing!! This superpower comes in great handy as well, whenever I am mentally avoiding something emotional. But what about my freakishly hard "Cranio" skull? Does that qualify as being a superpower? I can fall headfirst out of our old Chevy suburban, and the only physical result is bleeding a lot. {True story!!} Yes, I successfully evaded any concussions or amnesia!! I just became crazier!! Thus, possessing an unusually hard "Cranio" skull is a superpower!! What about the very fact that I am both hard to kill and hard to break? Huh? Both have been repeatedly proven over the course of my life, the latter more frequently. Being hard to kill and hard to break is a superpower!! You know what? I pride myself in each and every one of these so-called "superpowers". Then, there is my premature short-term memory loss. Does that qualify as being a superpower? My premature short-term memory loss. That learning disability which I wish was not part of me. A superpower? Well.... Because of my premature short-term memory loss, I forgive easily. How? Because I forget everybody's wrongdoings against me!! Plus, I can relate to older, wiser, more experienced individuals. Because neither of us remember commonplace things!! So, does my premature short-term memory loss qualify? Yes, I suppose it does!! Everybody possesses superpowers.
 
What are yours?
 
 

6 comments:

Molly The Wally said...

We understand your reluctance to put your work out there as it is very dear to you so no worries. Maybe one day with the right encouragement. We don't think we have any super powers as super dumbness probably does count. Have a tremendous Thursday.
Best wishes Molly

scotsmad said...

Writing is great therapy.

XXXOOO Daisy, Bella & Roxy

Raelyn said...

Molly....
Thank-you for the comment, Friend!!
"Super dumbness"? Yeah, I have that, too, I'm afraid.... ;op

Raelyn said...

Daisy, Bella & Roxy....
Thank-you for the comment, Friends!!
"Writing is great therapy.". I can't but agree!! ;op

Dip-Dip and the Bridge said...

Your life story is a very personal thing and if you don't feel right publishing, it is better you only show your friends and family.
Lynne x

Raelyn said...

Lynne....
Thank-you for the comment, Friend!!
"Your life story is a very personal thing and if you don't feel right publishing, it is better you only show your friends and family.". Thanks.... ;op