Saturday, 11 October 2008

Words of wisdom

The dictionary defines 'Epiphany' as 'a sudden moment of total insight'. And it can come from the most unusual sources. Yesterday I was watching TV, as I ate dinner, and an add for the Australian tourist board came on. You know the type, 'we are amazing, come and visit us'. It actually had a story: there was this very busy business woman, stressed out of her mind, and then she goes Down under, and washes away her worries is some sort of natural pool in the Outback. Towards the end, there is the cutest aboriginal young girl, no older than 6, that says something that just sucked the air out of my lungs, like I had been punched in the chest. 'Sometimes, to find yourself, you need to get lost first.' Truer words have never been spoken. Look out world, I may have just found myself again.

Friday, 10 October 2008

What would be a really really crap superpower?

Right, this one started as a really silly conversation in the pub. What would be technically a superpower, but a really really crappy one? I came up with 'knowing the type of pizza without opening the box', and another mentioned was 'heightened senses, but just a liiiiitle bit above normal'. Any suggestions out there?