It’s a bird, it’s a plane , no it’s you! The thrill of being a Superhero

“How Superheroes Make Money:
– Spider-Man knits sweaters.
– Superman screw the lids on pickle jars.
– Iron Man, as you would suspect, just irons.”
Jim Benton, Okay, So Maybe I Do Have Superpowers

imagine yourself after a tough day at work or in this case grade school being able to leap up the nearest fence post and let off steam until your spouse or parents arrived on th scene to take you back to home sweet home. That’s what this youngster did  while waiting for his(her) parent to arrive at the scene.

From time to time we all imagine ourselves as superheroes able to leap tall buildings at a single bound, seeing through walls with X-ray vision and thwarting crime before it happens.

These are just a few of the many childhood fantasies we all fostered during our formative years. Some scenarios involved an active imagination. Others, like the one in this photo, required the energy , daring and stamina to pull off the impossible.

Childhood allows us to not only imagine the improbable but also plan for the possible.

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Quote of the week: "If you think of yourselves as helpless and ineffectual, it is certain that you will create a despotic government to be your master. The wise despot, therefore, maintains among his subjects a popular sense that they are helpless and ineffectual.-- Frank Herbert quotes .

2 Comments on It’s a bird, it’s a plane , no it’s you! The thrill of being a Superhero

  1. Great shots of the child and it would be nice to just be able to let go like that. I learnt the hard way and broke my arm climbing one fence!

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    • Bravo! At least you took a chance. Letting go sometimes involves a certain degree of risk. I used to love jumping off the roof a small tool shed. Stacks of grass were there to help cushion the fall. It was only a seven foot tumble to the ground. It was fun.

      The first time you did it was terrifying. The next 100 times was pure fun. No one ever broke an arm or leg doing it. But we were kids and didn’t know any better. Now we are overly cautious about crossing the street at a stop light. We have changed.

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