Every once in a while, usually after we have watched an X-Men movie, my son and I discuss which super power we would like to have.
Mine has remained the same: the ability to be invisible.
I’ve always thought it would be so cool to be able to be in a room and move around without anyone seeing you. Imagine what you could see, what you could hear? Seriously. Never mind that fly on a wall shit. You would be you – it’s just that no one would see you.
I actually think I have semi-developed an invisibility skill.
There have been many a work day when someone has stopped me in the hall to ask if I’ve been away, since they haven’t seen me in a while. I’ve also been in meetings where people have seemingly forgotten that I’m there and have said stuff that, well they probably shouldn’t have. And at home, well…there are days when it’s like the kids are staring right through me. Like I’m not even there.
This self-imposed invisibility is really not a good idea, from both a work perspective and a personal one. It’s a lonely state to be and often times, hard to get out of. And I’ve found myself there many times in the last little while and it can be peaceful for the short-term, but it’s not healthy in the long run.
I’m still not going to change my super-human talent wish, but I’m going to be cautious when I finally get it.
After all, with great power comes great responsibility.