Thursday, July 4, 2013

my superpower

dear emily,

i have a new superpower,  but you may be wondering, "what are her
old superpowers?"  uh huh.

my new superpower is invisibility.   can you possibly imagine how
convenient this might be?   i could slip right in front of any line in whole
foods, AMC theaters, or the bank.    heck, i could rob the bank, and no
one would see me.

i'm as see-through as the very air i breathe . . . unless i'm under water.

it has been a gradual disappearance, so it only dawned on me recently
that i have become invisible.    a small disclaimer, though:   i am not
invisible to everyone.  for some reason, children can still see me.   they,
of course, have their own superpowers..

my secret?   skip the lipstick and tuh dah!   invisible.

oh the power,

"so we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen.   for
what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal."  1 cor. 4:18


Tamara Swerline said...

For me it is eye shadow & mascara! I simply fade into the background. But you are correct, children can still see you. No matter what, they can still see you!

Vee said...

Having been invisible for some years now...I just fade right into the crowd of pudgy, older women with whacky hair...I highly recommend it...usually. I have further learned that this is where so many of us have learned the art of the "commanding tone." LOL

Debbie said...

Oh I totally get this, haha. I too have learned to just fade and blend in. I like it this way!

Cindy said...

No eyeliner and mascara are what make me invisible. lol

On a deeper level, I feel invisible most of the time with or without makeup. People don't take much notice of middle aged women.

Cindy said...

Vee, your comment made me laugh!

Patrinas Pencil said...

very cute!
Children see us as we are...not who we pretend to be.

patrina <")>><

Vickie said...

Hi Lea - well, I'll join the ranks of the invisible, too! I've noticed that not many pay attention to me anymore, but that's been so free-ing to me! I can disappear pretty quickly (especially at Wal*art!) And having no grandchildren yet, it's easy here in my little country town. But that's quite alright, cuz the Lord remembers every single one of us, down to the last plain little sparrow! Thanks for your visit!

Unknown said...

It's amazing what a little lipstick and a good pair of shoes can do!

Hope you had a great 4th of July!

Joan Elizabeth said...

You know I have not felt any more or less visible as I have grown older ... now I know why ... I haven't been wearing lipstick so have been invisible all the time.

Darcie said...

I have never seen you...yet I know you, and I like you...with or without lipstick. ;-)

Thistle Cove Farm said...

for me it's mascara.

Joan Elizabeth said...

We are currently camping and as I walked up to the amenities block in my PJs I thought of this post and how I am hoping I'm invisible, at least in the early morning :-)

myletterstoemily said...

joan: good luck!

Sandy said...

Being a blonde who turned platinum gray, including lashes and brows, I find I am invisible without the eye makeup. Love your thoughts about the little kiddos. It's the absolute truth. They are so real and we can all learn from them. After all, Jesus told us we had to have child like faith. :o)

Anne Lyken-Garner said...

It's a great superpower to have. Although, at 5 foot, 10 and a half inches, I'm too tall to be invisible :-) I'm stuck with being seen.

Farm Girl said...

Haha I have been invisible for quite some time. When I take my sons with me girls never notice me and when I am with my daughters men never see me. I totally love it.
The only time I don't like being invisible is when I am driving. That scares me.
I will try the no lipstick part and see how it works. You make me laugh.

Single and Sane said...

I have a rule whenever I go out without makeup: I'll pretend I don't see you if you'll pretend you don't see me. Sometimes it works!