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Daily Prompt: A Bird, a Plane, You!

You get to choose one superpower. Pick one of these, and explain your choice:

Oh this is so easy.

My superpower would undoubtedly be the ability to travel through time. It is the best of the other two crappy choices, and I think I would choose this over any choice presented to me.

I’m a history geek. I love it, and am obsessed with ancient cultures and civilizations. I named my car Dienekes, after the bravest of Spartan Warriors from the battle of Thermopylae. That is a testament to how much I adore mythology. The predominately interesting ones for me are Ancient Greeks, Ancient Egyptians, Ancient Mayans/Aztecs, and Ancient Romans. My favorite more recent time would be during the Revolutionary War. I would not hesitate to be able to meet or even see firsthand the bravest leaders the world has ever known. I also love reading about the era of King Henry VIII, and that revolution, and how “court” worked.

Mythology and history is beyond fascinating and interesting to me. I could learn about these cultures all day, every day and still not be bored or uninterested. If I could choose one career that would be my dream job, it would definitely have something to do with history and historical items; an archaeologist, professor, archivist, whatever.

I love to watch documentaries on these times, but it would be nothing compared to being able to see it, feel it, touch it, and smell it for yourself.

Unless I learned the behavior and dress for each time period, and the proper manners for a woman at the time, I would probably be hailed as a god, burned at a stake for witchcraft, or stoned to death for being a whore. In the present day I am none of these, but times have changed. Wearing pants used to be unheard of, never mind spaghetti straps, or the kinds of dresses we consider modest today. The way women have been taught to be independent and outspoken would horrify most in ancient times.

Urgh!!! I really wish all the scientists out there could just come together and figure out time travel…if they haven’t already. Until then, I’ll have to be content with watching National Geographic.

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