There are a lot of great super-powers out there. You’ve got your super-strength, super-smarts, super-metabolism, super-xray vision, super-firepower, super-jumping-on-roofs-of-buildings, among others. While any of those would increase my quality of life, I think the super power I would appreciate most would be Super Time Manipulation. It comes with a super watch and with the push of a tiny button, I could slow down all those important moments like hanging out with my family, Saturday nights, really good movies, summer rainstorms, and really great clearance sales. I hate hearing that nagging voice in the back of my head, “Soak this up, drink it in, this is going to be over soon.” I realized the other day that I have forgotten so many of the funny things Christian used to say when he was little, something I believed would never happen. All of the sudden, he’s not three anymore.
With my super-power, vacations would be longer, and Tuesday afternoons at work, time slowed down like cold molasses, would be over in a flash. Ziiiipp! “Wow, is it already 5:00? Where does the time go?” I would also fast-forward job performance reviews, trips to the gynecologist, and high council talks in sacrament meeting. Actually, these days, it would be most of the talks in sacrament meeting. I would speed up the drive home, and slow down the time at the table. Speed up exercise and slow down sleep. I would slow down sunsets and BBQ’s and that first twenty minutes of Regis & Kelly. I would speed up pain and suffering, confusion, and doubt, and slow down confidence, trust, and peace.
Yes, I think I’d do a great job with Super Time Manipulation, although if it’s not available for some reason, I’d like to take a stab at having Super Thighs.