After all of those deep, long posts, I have a much shorter and simpler blog post today. I’ve been considering superpowers all day; don’t ask me why.

Okay, feel free to ask me why, but I warn you that since I have no clue, I will probably lie to you and tell you a vivid, exciting story to make myself seem more like Indiana Jones. Or Jack Bauer.

Anyway, it comes down to two superpowers: flying and invisibility. For me at least. Super strength would be great, but flying and invisibility beat it any day and twice on Saturday. (To make up for the fact that there’s no competition held between superpowers on Sunday. That’s the Sabbath. For me.)

So I have always thought it would be uber-cool to (yes, I use uber, chill out) be able to be invisible. Think about it; there are tons of cool things you could do. You could follow some rich dude around, get evidence of him doing something evil, then blackmail him for tons of cash.

Yes, that is actually the first thing I think of when I consider possibilities for invisibility. Same for everyone.

Or you could follow friends around and listen in on conversation, waiting to see what they say about you when they think you’re not around. Or you could catch criminals… No, wait. Invisibility would only help you there if you knew where the criminals were going to be. You could grab money from a bank without being seen. You could get a Hostess Fruit Pie from any store any time without having to pay.

Endless possibilities.

Then there’s flying. You save loads on gas. You don’t need to worry about blood clots in your legs during those longer flights. Or passports, really.

Or the TSA, when you think about it.

“Haha, you can’t touch my-” Whooosh!

You get to float through the air with the greatest of ease. I just think it would be awesome.

But invisibility. Nobody sees you; you can do whatever you want.

So what do you think? Flying or invisibility?

I’ll go with flying. Truth is, I still catch myself wishing on the first star of the night sometimes.

“Star light, star bright.

First star I see tonight.

I wish I may, I wish I might,

have this wish I-” Whooosh!

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Jared Garrett

Author of the Beat Series

Flying or Invisibility?