If you could choose ONE super power…what would it be?
Invisibility? Flying? Time travel? Move objects? Read minds? X-ray Vision? Freeze things in motion? Transform into other people…or objects?
One of the shows I really enjoy is Heroes. It’s entertainingly bazaar…but not so far-fetched that you can’t relate. After all it’s all about ‘supposedly’ average people who just happen to have these amazing powers and have lived with them all their lives….or in some cases, have just found out about them. They’re not superheroes, per se, just normal people trying to live their lives burdened by these freaky powers.
Back in the sixties and early seventies I was a frequent viewer of another show that showcased some amazing powers all rolled up into one very neat and attractive package….Samantha Stephens! Well, am I wrong?
Bewitched came on the scene in 1964 and enjoyed a long and prosperous run until its last show in 1972; giving us a weekly eyeful of Samantha’s witchery wonders….and many a laugh as a bonus. Sam could do it all; and it only took a twitch of her powdered perky nose.
By today’s standards…..as superheroes go….Samantha’s twitchy talents might be considered dull by comparison….no outrageous special effects, no blood 'n guts, no pizzazz. But she was everything you could ever want in a superhero….she just wasn’t big on bravado. She was a little sass with class; and for my purposes….she was the bomb.
~ Invisibility - √
~ Flying - √
~ Time travel - √
~ Read minds - √
~ X-ray vision - √
~ Move objects - √
~ Freeze things in motion - √
~ Transform into other people or objects - √
Personally, I don’t need to set things on fire with my hands or freeze people into human popsicles. I’ve never had a great need to stretch my body halfway down a skyscraper or throw a car clear across a city street. My needs are simple…..Samantha simple.
I can’t tell you what I would have given for that ‘twitchy nose’ over the years. Messy house? Twitch…..done. Need to get somewhere quickly? Twitch….done. Need to stop the kids from running amok? Twitch….done. Need to make a really nice meal in ten minutes? Twitch….well, you get the picture.
How cool would it be to have even one of Samantha’s powers? There’s not a mother alive who couldn’t use a little ‘twitch’ sometime during her day. Imagine ‘twitching’ away disaster after disaster all day long….and sitting down to a nice homemade supper…. and not a hair out of place. Nirvana.