“You know the movie The Incredibles? There’s a superhero dad in the movie and he’s tired of his desk job. He sells insurance but he know it’s not the real him. So he starts doodling on his sketch pad drawing different superhero suits because he wants to go back to being who he was meant to be. Most of the outfits he draws have capes because that’s how most superheroes dress, and he wants to be the same as them.

He has a friend, Edna, who makes superhero uniforms, and every time he shows her a design, she keeps telling him to lose the cape. She shows him video clips of superheroes who wore capes, and in the end, the capes caused big problems for them, like getting caught on something and causing them to be sucked through a jet engine or worse. That’s her reason for my favorite line in the move: “No Capes!”

Her point, I think, is that you get a lot more stuff done without a cape. .. That one doesn’t require any capes that can get snagged on something- something like ourselves.

It’s not about being secretive or mysterious or exclusive. It’s about doing capers without capes.” —  Bob Geoff, Love Does

Capers without capes- I think a lot of the time we just want someone I saw you, that was brave.

Goff, Bob. Love Does: Discover A Secretly Incredible Life In An Ordinary World. Nashville: Thomas Nelson, 2012. Print.

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