Friday, May 11, 2007

The Invisible Man

I had a couple of things going through my head right now and was trying to decide where I wanted to go today. So today, while I'm getting my own thoughts in order, I'll pose a question to everyone else.

I loved everyone's answers last time. I did notice that we were all very nice in our answers. No chose to fly or hurl fireballs at bad guys, like my son did when I asked him. Of course, he is 4 1/2 and spent all night changing his answer, even woke up the next morning to tell me something else to add to his list before I left for work (then went right back to sleep).

Answer here, in your own blog, or not out loud at all. As I love hearing/reading different view points, I love you you to share, but if you feel uncomfortable, don't do it. No pressure.

The question to wake up your brain...

What are some of the things you would do if you could become invisible whenever you wanted to?

I’d like to say that I’d take the noble path when answering this question, but I think I just pee’d my pants from laughing so hard while writing this sentence.

This is a subject that has been the wealth of many movies and T.V. shows. To name the ones I remember off the top of my head (check out for more info on each):
The Invisible man
The Invisible Man Returns
Memoirs of an Invisible Man
Abbott and Costello Meet the Invisible Man
Hollow Man (1 &2)

The Invisible Man

Each movie addresses the issue from a different perspective on life. The T.V. show, however, is the only one that addresses the question specifically. If I remember correctly, in the movies, the person became permanently invisible; on the T.V. show, he could become invisible at will.
I think that anyone who had this type of ability would revert to their ‘true self’. So, me?
I like to watch. No! Not in that perverted, people need to avoid me way. I watch the world gathering information and then process it, comparing other’s views to my own, trying to understand their motives, filing reaction away in the filing cabinets of my mind, etc. One of my driving forces is to ‘see’ who a person truly is. Not the true definition of voyeur.

Sure I’d use the opportunity of being unseen to do anonymous good deeds like making sure that woman didn’t walk out of the restroom with her skirt caught in her pantyhose, or be someone’s conscious (you know if you sneak out, you will be caught. Just stay home and get some sleep). However, I would also not pass up the opportunity to say “Dropped you pocket” in a crowd just to see the reaction; something fun. No yelling fire when there wasn’t one, that’s not me.

Something else I’d love to do is witness other’s creative process; that just fascinates me. Being able to become invisible would become the ultimate back stage pass! Pay to see a concert, and then when it was over , disappear and make my way behind the scenes. Of course, I probably would have been hanging out there all day.

The potential for spying, with this ability, is enormous. But I trust myself enough to know that I wouldn’t tell PERSON1’s secrets to PERSON2. Even if I was offered a lot of money.


Oh, yes. And the long awaited picture of my new teen-ager:

1 comment:

Heart of Rachel said...

What an interesting question. If I were invisible, I would take international flights to visit countries I have always wanted to see for free. :)

Thanks for visiting earlier. Advance Happy Mother's Day!