Slo-Mo Man

17th post for #bloganuary (a WordPress event)


The Prompt: What is a superpower you’d love to have?


When I saw this prompt come in I was a bit confused as I thought we already had this one earlier in the month. Turns out I had written a post on a very similar theme last December. I had to laugh when I realized. Since that was posted on my old blog site, I figure I can repurpose it here. It’s still 100% valid. Enjoy!


Slo-Mo Man

Originally Posted: 20 December 2021 on MontysScribbles.com

If you could have any superpower what would you choose? Super strength? Invisibility? X-ray vision? How many times have you played this game of imagination growing up? More than I can count, for me. I’ve answered differently throughout the years. Weighing the pros and cons of each choice.  Debating the finer points with whomever would listen.

My youngest fantasy was to fly. I dreamed both day an night about flying away. An escape in more ways then one. X-ray vision was a favorite during puberty, but it always required some special fine tuning to avoid very disturbing results. I spent many a night trying my way to think that one through. Oh, the not so innocent innocence of pre-internet pubescence. Later in life, I would discuss the same question with my kids. No matter what I chose they always had an argument as to why I was wrong. They made some pretty good points.

I’m not exactly sure how I came to consider this question again this morning. It was a meandering thought process with a murky beginning and the final conclusion that from now on my super power is going slow. When the world is spinning out of control and life gets unruly, I take it slow. 

Here’s the logic: When I slow down, life slows down too. In fact, life slows down exponentially in relation to the pace I live it. By going slow, the world around me pauses. Suddenly time gets vertical. Urgency, with all of its stresses, fades away. Life becomes calm. I transform from impatient to compassionate. From insensitive to kind. From selfish to giving. The slow me is grateful. The slow me is my best self. 

I’m Slo-Mo Man!

Be well,

Monty


7 Comments

  1. Catherine says:

    Oh I love this. Very great one that did not even occur to me. Slow it down.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Monty Vern says:

      Yeeeeeeeeessss (hehe) 🤣. Thanks!

      Like

  2. Helen says:

    I get your reasoning behind this. sometimes life is meant to just take it slow because then you can truly enjoy life’s little moments. when you are constantly going from point a to point b and doing this and doing that.. you don’t really get to enjoy life. you are just too busy. sooo, very good point ❤

    Like

    1. Monty Vern says:

      Thanks Helen! I appreciate your reading and commenting. Today I worked on taking things slow but after one work meeting I was already riled up. I guess I still need to practice my powers. Haha.

      Like

  3. Hehe a good choice!!

    Like

Leave a Comment

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s