Daily 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

Photographers, artists, poets: show us POWER.

Fluffy in the living room

“Meow Fluffy”

No answer, let’s try again.

“Meow, MEOW Fluffy”

Still no answer. See WordPress Daily Prompt, it does not work, the ability to speak and understand any language. I tried Meow and my felines ignored me, but they would probably ignore me even if they understood: a matter of feline principles.

OK I am spoilt for languages. I live in a country where language differences form part of the daily survival. Where I live we speak German Swiss German in Solothurn dialect. Half an hour on the Motorway going south and they still speak Swiss German, but this time Bern dialect. Let us go West and we arrive in the town of 40% French speaking and the rest, you have it, Swiss German. Another ten minutes’ drive further and we are all speaking French. Let us go South for a few hours, and we all speak Italian: Swiss Tessin Italian dialect. Within five minutes of any journey in Switzerland you encounter a different dialect, we invented dialect. Coupled with the fact that after learning all this double dutch (no insult intended, I love the dutch) I took it upon myself to learn Russian for ten years, with a year Arabic thrown in for good measure. Who needs an ability to speak and understand a language. I am happy to manage to do my shopping in this country without speech complications.

I am not so sure about travelling through time. With my luck I might land in the trenches in the middle of a World Ware One battle and be gassed or killed. Perhaps I would arrive during the French revolution where the chopping block is waiting, being decapitated whilst the female revolutionaries would be busy knitting and looking on. I would be there when the Russian Revolution broke out, only to be shot by a misguided bullet from a revolutionary or Russian soldier. So let us put that on one side. Who wants to travel in time when you do not know where and when you will arrive.

I could make two people agree. Valdimir Putin and Barack Obama agree to have a Big Mac together: Putin because they are a delicacy in Moscow and Obama because he is fed up with super menus at the White House. They would agree to disagree and we would be no further in solving the world problems.

At the moment I would be happy to have a super power to solve my own problems. My diabetes would disappear overnight. Mr. Swiss back problems would no longer exist and my 98 year old father would again be able to walk down the road and do his shopping on his own. Who needs special powers, when the basics no longer function as they should.

Daily Prompt: A Bird, a Plane, You!

Powerful Pingbacks

  1. Autumn invitation | Musings from a practical mystic
  2. What Were You Doing 50 Years Ago, The Day Kennedy Was Assassinated? | The Jittery Goat
  3. Daily Prompt: A Bird, a Plane, You! | Under the Monkey Tree
  4. Daily Prompt: A Bird, a Plane, You! « cognitive reflection
  5. Daily Prompt : A Talking Bird, I am Super Polyglot! | bambangpriantono
  6. Momma Said There’d Be Days Like This
  7. Daily Prompt: A Bird, a Plane, You! | Taking time, making time
  8. God, Witch, or Whore | sayanything
  9. Hello Daily Prompt! | Misifusa’s Blog
  10. Power | Hope* the happy hugger
  11. power | yi-ching lin photography
  12. No Regrets | All work and quite a lot of play
  13. Superpower | cowcrzy
  14. Daily Prompt: Do You Understand the Words? | UP! With Jesus
  15. Punch Drunk | Good2begone
  16. “Powah” | Relax
  17. ME? | thinkerscap
  18. Daily Prompt: A Bird, a Plane, You! | unknowinglee
  19. Superpowerless | Finale to an Entrance
  20. The Time-Travelling Hippie | Kate Murray
  21. Where In Time Is The Mountain Man?! | Mountains or Molehills
  22. My Choice | Flowers and Breezes
  23. Become Humane First | crookedeyebrows
  24. Daily Post: My Time Traveling Do-Overs | Mine to Do Over
  25. Love to Travel_Through Time..!! | amateurxpress
  26. The time-travelling polyglot mediator | vicariously in love with you
  27. Alarm | Charron’s Chatter
  28. Daily Prompt: A Bird, a Plane, You | September Magic
  29. Abuela (A Sonnet) | Fleet Ink
  30. Let it be | LynnSlyWrites
  31. Daily Prompt: A Bird, a Plane, You! | reyoflight
  32. 5 Reasons why I want the ability to speak any language | Processing the life
  33. Power | Kansa Muse
  34. Puppy Power! | Haiku By Ku
  35. Avoiding Mt. Fluency 101 | AstridOxford
  36. Knowing When To Walk Away And When To Run | Just Visiting This Planet
  37. The Warring Souls Within – Good Girl v. Bad Girl | A Buick in the Land of Lexus
  38. The Time Traveller | Braised Pork on Rice
  39. A Plane Lands Just… in Time for a New Future Where We All Agree and Speak The Same Language | An Upturned Soul
  40. GOOD ADVICE FOR ELSEWHEN TRAVELERS | SERENDIPITY
  41. Daily Prompt: A Bird, A Plane, You! | From Slacker To Scribe
  42. Daily Prompt: A Bird, A Plane, You! | L’S THOUGHTS….
  43. A Bird, a Plane, You! | The Nameless One
  44. DP: A Bird, a Plane, You! Speaking without words | aliabbasali
  45. Daily Prompt: A Bird, A Plane, and You | Not The Sword But The Pen
  46. Daily Prompt: Bleed (A Nonnet) | Morrighan’s Muse
  47. Mixing it up with The Ungulates | The Land Slide Photography
  48. Daily Prompt: A Bird, A Plane, You | Dreams Will Catch You
  49. Lipstick and Lithium
  50. A tough choice . . . | Rob’s Surf Report
  51. Shit that’s a toughy! | djgarcia94
  52. A Bird, a Plane and, You! | Lead us from the Unreal to the Real
  53. Super Powers | not4faintheartsblog
  54. Lights Off, Headphones On | Daily Prompt | Word Disorder
  55. Dezelfde taal spreken | autitekst
  56. Daily Prompt: A Bird, a Plane, YOU! | lifebeinggirly
  57. Time Travel | Life Confusions
  58. Daily Prompt: My Superpower | SIM | ANTICS
  59. NaBloPoMo: Lingual Noesis | The Joyful Soul
  60. Super Me! [Daily Prompt: A Bird, a Plane, You!] | Potpourri Adventures
  61. Superpower of Choice | To My Wonderland
  62. theanonymousqueen
  63. DailyPrompt – my superpower | viver para contar
  64. Worldpeace in Progress | I am Lynn
  65. Daily Prompt: A Bird, a Plane, You! | Aircrew – What To Do!
  66. A.C. Melody Was Here | A.C. Melody
  67. Power: Daily Post | Destino
  68. Drained | vic briggs
  69. This one’s a no-brainer… | planningforaccidents
  70. If I could travel back in time… | My Weary Heart
  71. Super Powers That Move You! | Edward Hotspur
  72. [DAILY PROMPT] A Bird, a Plane, You! | Fathia’s little cave
  73. Daily Prompt: A Bird, A Plane, You! | The Fictitious Pen
  74. A Bird, a Plane, You! | smf!
  75. The Gift of the Tardis For Me
  76. Fictional and real superpowers | Life is great
  77. Daily Prompt: A Bird, A Plane, You! | My Play Nook
  78. What if you could have one superpower? | Okay, what if ?
  79. The Time Traveler’s Life. | Simple Heart Girl
  80. Did you hear about this? | tjbarkerseattle
  81. My life as a super hero | thisblogisepic
  82. Just One Thing | Wiley’s Wisdom
  83. Daily Prompt: A Bird, a Plane, You! | Basically Beyond Basic
  84. Daily Prompt: A Bird, a Plane, You!, Or: This Is Heavy, Doc! | polymathically
  85. Daily Prompt: Superpowers | Overcoming Bloglessness
  86. Daily Prompt: A Bird, a Plane, You! | GG’s World
  87. ermahgerhd | Timetraveller
  88. I Believe I Can Touch the Sky « Clara’s Coffee Break
  89. Daily Prompt: A Bird, a Plane, You! | The Blogging Path

23 thoughts on “Daily Prompt: A bird, A Plane, You!

  1. Pingback: 5 Reasons why I want the ability to speak any language | Processing the life

  2. I read this post to a friend who chose time travel. They want to go into the future and bring back technology. I say bring a newspaper from tomorrow so I will know which horse is winning which race and the lottery numbers! I am stuck between time travel and speaking and understanding every language. Great post. Meow to Fluffy and the other fabulous felines.

    Like

  3. Pingback: GOOD ADVICE FOR ELSEWHEN TRAVELERS | SERENDIPITY

  4. Pingback: A Bird, a Plane and, You! | Lead us from the Unreal to the Real

  5. Pingback: DailyPrompt – my superpower | viver para contar

  6. Pingback: Daily Prompt: A Bird, a Plane, You! | Aircrew - What To Do!

  7. Pingback: A tough choice . . . | Rob's Surf Report

  8. Pingback: What Were You Doing 50 Years Ago, The Day Kennedy Was Assassinated? | The Jittery Goat

  9. Pingback: Super Powers That Move You! | Edward Hotspur

  10. Pingback: Daily Prompt: A Bird, A Plane, You! | My Play Nook

  11. Pingback: What if you could have one superpower? | Okay, what if ?

  12. Pingback: Super-powers | Life as a country bumpkin...not a city girl

  13. Einverstanden, brilliant lady. But why ever does your cat have all that paraphernalia on? I can’t believe I figured out the spelling of that word.

    Like

    • We have three cats and this is Fluffy an 11 year old Selkirk Rex. When he was 2 years old he had an accident and is completely blind (although he does not seem to realise it). He has a collar with his name and address in a pendent and a little bell to keep the birds away. He also sometimes has a harness as we attach him to a wooden pole in the garden with an expandable dog lead. That way he can still enjoy a safe walk around outside on his own at a comfortable distance.

      Like

      • Oh, I thought he was just being Swiss. We have only one cat, Martha the Bad/Mad. She is one year old, got her from the pound. She, too, has a bell, but she has already snagged a starling. How, we don’t know, since she had never been allowed outside before we got her. I tried to secure her first with a bloody leash (‘lead’), but she started to claw me. ME! Her Father! After all I’d done for her! Anyway, she proved too fast for us, out the door. Deal with it. She had this ridiculous name when we got her, ‘cupcake.’ And so we decided to dub her Martha and the v.d.’s, but as you can see, her name keeps evolving……………….

        Like

        • Cats are usually not so keen on leads but I found that in England they have very good leads for cats, more a harness, and does not put such pressure on their necks. Fluffy is used to going out on a lead, although you cannot lead a cat when walking, they lead you. Otherwise our other two cats go in and out as they please, no problem. They know where they belong and never go far. They are all now around 11-12 years old so slow down a bit in old age.

          Like

          • Geesh! I hope so. Also that she outlives us. Rubes, our pooch, almost made it to l3, but just got too damn tired. Keep on truckin’. Hmm……..wonder what rhymes with that? Hmmm….

            Like

  14. Pingback: A New Superhero – Say Hello To This Bad Mutha | toofulltowrite (I've started so I'll finish)

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s