Every morning, after the dogs are walked and fed and the coffee is made, I stare down my computer screen, eyes bleary from not being quite awake and try to assimilate words. I act as if my vision is 20/20. It is not. I need my glasses to read. Still, EVERY TIME I think the words will come into focus without the aid of my readers. What is that about? Stupidity? Stubbornness? Craziness? I recently realized that I do this with a lot of things I don’t want to be true. I forge ahead as though everything is as it once was. It’s not a conscious thought; I believe something will be the way I want it to be because I say so and act so. I proceed with sheer will believing in the power of my mind, like a regular spoon bending Uri Geller. Remember him? That illusionist from the 70’s? Mind over matter. While I cannot coax my eyes back to their maximum ability from my 20’s, there are other things I have made happen because I refused to believe otherwise, to accept the “reality” presents to me. My denial to let be things as they are is sometimes my superpower. To act “as if” and find that it is just how I want it to be. While I had to have my glasses on to write this morning’s prompt, my imagination is expansive and offers up so many possibilities and choices than taking everything at face value.
Meaningful Monday Writing Prompt ~ Write about something that is both your nemesis and your superpower.