9.20.2005

self portrait tuesday



lately i have been feeling so upside down in my life. in limbo about so many things. the baby, my job, davids job, insurance. i could go on and on for days about insurance and how stressful it is, and how much money it can be and how i really dont want to be on cobra when this baby comes. but then i stop, take a few deep breaths, and remember. i remember a time when being upside down, literally was a great thing. it meant you were playing, and better yet, it meant you had found something to hang on, climb on, pretend to be a monkey on. it also meant that you spent every possible moment outside of your slim, slim responsibilities playing. whether that meant outside on a beat up old hammock, or inside under your fort made out of bed sheets, you were playing. and loving it. and thinking, man, if there was just a way that i could find something to hang upside down on, maybe even pull off a cherry drop this time, that would just be awesome. which makes me think, i can take this metaphorical upside down time in my life and pull off the most spectacular cherry drop yet, throw up my arms in exultation and beam my biggest smile to the world.

5 Comments:

Anonymous jmac said...

dude, you can sell those boots on eBay for like a million dollars!! (you still have them? don't you?)

11:35 AM  
Anonymous ke said...

there are so many unknowns for you. i have no doubt that you'll come through as good as gold. life will be different in a good way so soon. i wish we could discuss all these things during porch time. we miss huffmania.

12:40 PM  
Blogger Giao said...

Hannah, what a fabulous post! Exultation, husar!! (I feel you on limbo and worries...we're in the thick of that ourselves!). But I am still exclaiming and exulting for you. =)

3:09 PM  
Blogger donna said...

wait, now who's the creative writer in your family???? nice work, mrs huffman! that was the perfect post!!!!!!!!!!!!

11:44 AM  
Anonymous beth said...

well put, donna. yes, hannah, i loved the photo, i loved your words. you articulated a jumble of emotion and life in such a beautiful way. brilliant. one of those, the world is a better and clearer place b/c you wrote that things. :)

6:36 PM  

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