Quite a few years ago, my husband and I used to play several different role-playing games with friends on a fairly regular basis. One of the games we played was about superheroes.
My character was named Gemini. Her superpower was that she could split into two people. And it wasn’t a hologram – both were fully formed, physical people that could interact independently. And when they merged back together, they remembered everything each one had experienced.
That game has come up a couple times recently, and I’ve been thinking how wonderful it would be to have that power. Think of how much more I could get done each day!
I’ve also had conversations with my children at different times, usually when they were pretty young, about how they wished there were two mommies – one to go to work and one to play with them. (Talk about heart-breaking conversations!)
It would be wonderful to have two of me – one could go to work, and one could play with the boys. One could go to class, and one could work out. One could read a book, and one could prepare a meal. The possibilities are endless!
Of course, I’m sure there would be a down side. I’d probably get tired twice as easily. And I would probably still end up over-committing my self (my selves?) to things. And there still wouldn’t be enough time to do ALL the things I want to do, even with 12 of me!
Still, it would be a pretty amazing power to have. If you could have any superpower, what would you choose?