Prompt: A Bird, a Plane, You!
You get to choose one superpower. Pick one of these, and explain your choice:
- the ability to speak and understand any language
- the ability to travel through time
- the ability to make any two people agree with each other
The ability to travel through time, definitely. Not just because I’m a huge history buff and would kill to see the Long Wall of China (upon which ruins the Great Wall of China was built upon),
Or gaze upon the visage of Marie Antoinette, Marco Polo and Sun Yat Sun in more than portraits or black-and white photos;
Jive to the sweet jazz of the Roaring Twenties, camp outside the White House weaving garlands and preaching peace, WATCH A BEATLES CONCERT;
Catch The Importance of Being Earnest at its first premier, see the Mona Lisa at the time of its painting;
Witness first hand the atrocities of the Second World War, committed by both sides, and judge for myself who was ‘right’ or ‘wrong’;
But assuming I can travel ahead in time as well,
I want to see poverty and ignorance eliminated, utopia achieved, the culmination of human progress in all of its efflorescent color and holographic glory. Or do humans never change?
Are human dreams destined to remain only that; dreams?