It's a bird, it's a plane, it's ....... Holy cow, there are so many superheroes now, it's hard to tell the difference between Iron Man, Batman, Wolverine, Hulk, and Catwoman, except they each have a distinct power that makes them unique.
A few days ago, on vacation, Dave and I golfed with another couple. I kept looking at the guy, thinking I knew him. I told Dave and he said he didn't recognize him. "Nope", I said, "he definitely looks like someone. I think it's a celebrity. John Goodman!! That's it!" I finally asked him, "Who do you get told you look like?" He answered, "I've been told I look like John Goodman, but I don't see it." There you go! That is my super power. I work with so many audiences---there are always people who look familiar to me, but sometimes I think it's just because I see so many people, and everyone has to have at least one doppleganger, right? But I often find that when I ask someone, "Has anyone told you that you look like Clare Danes?" they say "Yes! That is so funny---it just happened the other day!"
Okay, I'll admit, it's not the most fascinating superpower in the world, but...hey! you gotta work with what you have, right?
A dear music teacher friend of mine, Shirley Andrews, tagged me in a post this morning on Facebook. The video she sent is of an extraordinarily beautiful sounding choir, with the most angelic voice for the solo artist. I figured they hired her to come sing with them for a concert. But no. Instead of telling the story, I'll let them do it for you. Soulseekers
I'm not exactly sure what I believe is the most incredible part of the story---the lead singer had no prior training until her undergraduate years in college, all the choir members are amateurs, they are chosen for their academic ability versus their singing talent, or that this incredible director has the ability to make the most incredible music come from these seemingly ordinary students.
I think they all have superpowers, in their own unique way.
What is your superpower? What is your gift for the world?
I wonder what would happen if, instead of looking at all the negativity and differences between us, we could look at each other as if every single one of us had a unique gift to share with the entire world. Wait a minute...I think we do, already. We just have to be willing.