Saturday, 31 May 2014

Super Heroes and Super Powers - WOW #12

        Everyone dreams of having some super powers. And especially during our childhood, these dreams are firmly rooted in our minds either due to a particular story we heard or due to a fancy movie we saw! They do influence a great part of our imagination. And just like everyone else, I too had few dreams where I wanted to possess super powers; powers that would make me cool!


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       It all started with the Potter craze! I was in class two I guess. I loved this game 'Dave' and was addicted to it. But I had to wait till my dad was free so that he could take me to his friend's home where I would play with his son (let me call him M) when they both chatted away happily. That was the first time I saw Harry Potter movie. M was totally crazy about HP and he made me watch the movie with him. That did it. I was glassy eyed all through the movie and signed in for life time potter fan club. We used to play potter games all the time. M set the rule saying he is HP and I can be Hermoine throughout the game, whenever we play it! That was cheating! I wanted to be HP! But he would take none of it! "I am the guy and I get to be HP" he said and that was final!

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       So that's how started my first dream of super powers. I wished I had powers like Harry; magical powers. I used to wait for postman hoping I would get acceptance letter from 'Hogwarts' where I could learn magic. I wished I could battle evil just like Harry did and help my friends, earning points for 'Gryffindor' I even had memorized all the spells and cast it on appropriate occasions using my wand (yes, I had prepared one for myself) Of course they never worked! I even wished I could play 'Quidditch' and was caught by M trying to kick the broom off the floor! It was hilarious sight for him and little embarrassing for me every time he talked about it in front of anyone!

       Then there was 'The Winx Club' which I saw on Cartoon Network. The girls looked ordinary and they went to school but it wasn't just a school. It was a school where they taught Magic. They grew wings when they were in trouble and fought with the evil. I wished I was that cool! Then came our very own Indian movie 'Koi Mil Gaya' where the alien granted super powers to Hrithik! How I wished it happened with me! One thing common in all my dreams was 'Magic' and I always wished I had it in me. I wanted to fight the evil and save the world. Of course I believed that 'With great power comes great responsibilities' and I was ready to take it.

       Those were the dreams I had as a kid. But as years passed, my dreams became more self centered. The novels I read influenced my idea of super powers a lot and I had a different perspective. I had read 'The Immortal Series' and I wanted to read minds like the female protagonist. She could memorize the whole book just in one glance! She could even pick thoughts from others' brain! How cool is that! Life would have been so much easier with no need to stress over studying for exams or worrying what the other person is thinking! I would know it all! I so wanted to have that power!

       Likewise the dreams kept changing all the time. Sometimes I wished I could see the future and prevent bad things from happening and some other times I wished I could be invisible according to my wish so that I can sneak on some people. Oh the dreams never ended and I never was able to decide which was that super power I wanted to have.

       Now if I think about it, the answer might probably vary! If some one would really grant me 'one' super power according to my wish, then I want that power to be 'Strength'! Strength to protect the ones I love, strength to persevere even when things get difficult and fulfill my dreams, strength to walk on the right path and strength to make the right decisions. After all, these are the things that really matter; at least for me, they do! So that is the super power I wish to have :)

PS: This post is a part of Write Over the Weekend, an initiative for Indian Bloggers by BlogAdda.



Until the next post,
Keep Smiling :)

Love,
Swathi :)


53 comments:

  1. That was so nice! I too wished to get into Hogwarts and hangout with Harry and enjoy all adventures!
    But the Power you wish to have now is one of the most important in Life!! You will surely be blessed with it!

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    1. Thank you nibhz :) Hehe I knew I wasn't alone on this HP craze ;)

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  2. Nice choice of superpowers :) Even I loved to dream of all this- being invisible, foretelling the future...looong list :) Yes, we all need Strength!

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    1. Aren't they all cool to have :D Thanks Anita :) Keep visiting :)

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  3. you never know what superheros go through .. ! nicely written :)

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  4. Great! A nice set of super powers I must say :)

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  5. That was a nice one Swathi :) Yes, our dreams change as we grow older :) And yes, the HP craze, tell me about it!

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    1. Thanks A :) and HP fan u r? Then definitely we can be good frnz ;)

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  6. I dont know, but i never was a harry potter fan... like ever...!
    i am more of a spiderman fan... swinging around the city with help of sticking webs... i would really like that! and now with Andrew Garfield... it has increased to a totally new level :P

    and talking about dreams... i always wished for becoming doctor :)

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    1. Really?? Well that is the first time I am hearing some one say they dont like HP!! btw I don't like spiderman :D never did :D
      And about dreams, amen to ur dream :)

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    2. I mean HP is ok -ok I guess :-/
      Well then thats gr8, we are equal now :-P

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    3. Hehe yep we are even now ;)

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  7. Nice one... The will power and strength to carry on makes a human superhuman.

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  8. what you think is what you get,I am sure you will get that power of strength.

    Super Power

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  9. That was a good reflective kind of post, Swathi! Strength to persevere...that is the best power to have, really. Everything gets easy if we can persevere and keep that inner strength. Nicely done!

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    1. Thank you Beloo :) Yes strength matters a lot in life :)

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  10. haha.. cute post. Its true though.. with time, our choices too evolve and we see things with a new light.. so Harry Potters magic spells/powers which seemed so awesome back then now seem less relevant than being able to keep those we care for safe :)
    Good one.

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    1. Yep true that is :) Though I still love HP, the addiction has gradually decreased over time! Thanks for visiting Roshan :) Keep coming along :)

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  11. HP fan, haan?? Well, I havent written for this prompt but when I read about this prompt, I too wanted to be somebody who could read the whole book in just one glance. How cool would it be, isnt it? And yes, your last paragraph is what even I would wish today. Nicely done!

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    1. Thank you Jyotsna :) And yes, if we could have the power of reading a book in a glance, how many novels we can read a day!! :) Sounds tempting :D

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  12. I don't think there is a person alive who read the books or saw the movies that didn't wish they could go to Hogwarts and have powers like Harry Potter. I know I did...and still do! ♥

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    1. I too thought so Kathy! But realized there is someone like that through this article!! Quite a surprise eh?

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  13. hmmmm well well well I am sorry I am not a fan of harry potter but Hogwarts the place I sure am .. I would have loved to be a student in there :)

    beautiful article loved reading it


    Bikram

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    1. Even if not HP himself, Hogwarts will draw in everyone :D Thanks Bikram :)

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  14. Love ur WoW post..been a huge HP fan and desi I love AB in Shahenshah, wrecked havoc in lives of evil rich to give to the poor and, of course, Koi Mil Gaya. Now, where is my magic wand:)

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    1. Thank you vishal :) The pen in your hand through which u weave beautiful stories indeed is your magic wand, isnt it ;)

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  15. Dream big. May you get the desired strength to save your beloved. Thanks for stopping by my post - http://parthasadhukhan.wordpress.com/2014/05/30/being-a-superhero/

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  16. That's a nice set of superpowers there ;)
    But I do hope you gain that super strength on practical terms :)

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  17. So you are a part of the legion of HP fans! ;)
    That was a very nice post! Especially the title - reminded me of a very beautiful song by Iron & Wine :)

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    1. Thank you wanderer :) Yep, a die hard HP Fan :D

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  18. I always wished I could teleport!

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  19. am unable to go beyond the fact that you were in class 2 whjen HP drama started. Imagine i was almost in enginerring then... haaw!

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  20. How I wish you get all you wish for ....and you are also a HP Fan. Good post ...very honest one indeed ...liked it :)

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  21. Cool post :) May the real super power that you aim for , 'strength' fill your deeds!

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  22. Enjoyed your post thoroughly :) aaah....Harry potter...I could write even a whole post in your comments section. It's simply brilliant is it not? :)

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    1. That's awesome :) HP craze has helped me connect with a lot of people through this post :D Glad you liked my post :)

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  23. Aaaah Harry !!!
    With this comment, I\m lifitng you high up in the air and proclaiming to the world that you're a superb writer... here we go...

    Wingardium Leviosa !!

    I'll say this, the truth, even if u try to test me with veritaserum....

    and it's not becus of felix felicis that you're writing well :) :P

    Need I say more ? :P

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    1. OMG OMG OMG!!! Thanks a lot Sreeja :) That is the greatest compliment I have received so far :) Nah am not using Felix Felicis. I know you won't lie ;) Thanks a lot dear :) **Blushing and smiling like an idiot**

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