Indestructible

The other day someone told me that they thought I looked like Superman. I must be honest, I did feel flattered. Superman has always been my favorite superhero. I’d love to be “faster than a speeding bullet,” and “more powerful than a locomotive. Likewise, I’d love be able “to leap tall buildings in a single bound.” However, the best part about being Superman is that I would be indestructible.

The older we get the more fragile we tend to become. My disabled body is more susceptible to the ravages of time and place. For instance, I am currently dealing with a wound on my foot. This has been a chronic issue for at least the last ten years. Having no feeling below my knees is perhaps one of the most challenging aspects of having spina bifida. Indestructible, I am not. I am no “Man of Steel.” This is probably just as well, as I’d probably not look very good in tights or a cape.

If you could be a superhero, who would you be? What superpowers would you like to have? Leave me a comment and let me know. I am off to defeat the hunger pangs of a snorting infant. That is one superpower that I do seem to have these days.

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  1. Ryan, I’ve been seriously considering your question, and I’ve decided that I DON’T WANT TO BE A SUPERHERO! I get tired just taking my shower and getting dressed for the day. Just imagine having to change into my outfit at a moment’s notice, much less find a phone booth! I’ve seen what incredible responsibility has done to some of our presidents…..ugghhh!!! No thanks, but I appreciate the offer, and the faith you have in my abilities to fulfill my duties. Love you, Kid….Jill

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